4 Giants leaders who must step up with the season feeling like a lost cause

These leaders need to make sure things don't get out of control for the rest of the season
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1. Saquon Barkley

Talk about a player that has faced adversity, Saquon Barkley is going to be a leader this team desperately needs the rest of the way. Especially with the way the offense has lacked production all season long, Barkley will not only be receiving numerous touches, but will also be looked upon as the season unfolds.

With Daniel Jones out for the season due to a torn ACL and Tyrod Taylor on IR, undrafted rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito is being handed the reigns of the offense. DeVito has already appeared in the last two games, but will start his first career game on Sunday in Dallas. He's going to lean heavily on Barkley, who he'll be sharing the backfield with. This is a good thing, as having a dynamic player like Saquon does wonders for an offense. It hasn't been the case this year, but Barkley's impact on and off the field is unmatched.

Losing seasons, injuries, media and fan scrutinization... Barkley has been through it all during his time in New York. Despite all of that, he's been outspoken about wanting to remain a Giant for life. He's constantly walking up and down the sidelines encouraging his teammates no matter what the scoreboard says. As the second longest-tenured Giant, Barkley is going to need to step up even more as a leader for the remainder of the season.