5 players who didn't live up to the Giants expectations in 2023

These Giants players didn't get the job done this season

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants / Cooper Neill/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 5
Next

3. RB Saquon Barkley

In what might have been his last campaign as a member of the New York Giants, running back Saquon Barkley could not build off his 1,300-yard plus season in 2022. Unfortunately for Barkley, he fell way short of his goals for '23 and an injury once again prevented him from playing a full season.

Barkley only rushed for 962 yards in 2023 and averaged under four yards a carry. He rushed for six touchdowns after running for 10 in 2022. Barkley also only had one 100-yard game in 2023 against the New York Jets after having four 100-yard rushing games in 2022. You can blame the offensive line all you want, but Barkley still didn't deliver at times.

After an offseason last year where the two sides were in a standoff of a long-term contract extension until Barkley ended up signing a revised non-exclusive contract tag, it does not look promising he will be back later this year. Barkley failed to live up to the hype that he had entered this season after a career year in 2022. Fans love him, but it may be time for NY to move on.