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Giants news, 1/31: Saquon Barkley thinks he is Rookie of the Year

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Baker Mayfield vs. Saquon Barkley: Who's NFL's offensive rookie of year? | ESPN

ESPN makes the case for each player.

Barkley told ESPN that he would pick himself for Rookie of the Year, because “if you ask my peers that played against me or coaches that played against me and schemed against me who was the Rookie of the Year, I think they would say me.”

Identifying The Next Crop of Bridge QBs - The Draft Network

Eli Manning is on this list. Read through it. I honestly don’t think the other quarterbacks named are better.

One thing each NFC team can do to earn spot in Super Bowl LIV |

Gregg Rosenthal says the answer is “Say goodbye to Eli Manning.” My question — what available quarterback is taking the Giants to the Super Bowl in 2019? Yes, the Giants need to transition from Manning. Let’s not kid ourselves, though. It’s not like the simple act of replacing Manning will make the Giants better.

Super Bowl 2019: Saquon Barkley, not Odell Beckham, is Giants’ best player, says ex-NFL star |

Reggie Bush says so, which apparently makes this news. It shouldn’t be, though. The fact that Barkley was the Giants’ best and most important player was obvious a few weeks into the 2018 season. As Manning said, the offense runs through Barkley — the team’s best player.

Sean Payton handling Saints’ loss to Rams with ice cream, Netflix |

Yes, I think we can all sympathize.

Chiefs' Andy Reid picks familiar face in Steve Spagnuolo | Yahoo Sports

We know the Chiefs hired ex-Giant Steve Spagnuolo as their defensive coordinator. This is why.

NFL says concussions down 29 percent in regular season
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is encouraged by progress made in reducing concussions while stressing there is much more work to be done.

Nick Foles to Giants? Eagles' Chris Long hates the idea

“I would hate to see him with the Giants just because I hate playing my friends, and if I end up back in Philly I’d have to play him twice a year,” Long told NJ Advance Media in Atlanta.

“But I think whoever gets him is going to be very lucky. He’s a leader. He’s a franchise-type quarterback. The tough thing is we have another franchise quarterback, a guy who is homegrown and is going to be a great player for a long time to come.”

All of Philly probably agrees with Long.

Big payday near, Ja'Wuan James will see how much Dolphins value him | ESPN

With the Giants likely in the market for a right tackle, James might be a name to pay attention to.

NFL likely to consider judgment challenge with penalty disincentive

2019 NFL draft - Todd McShay's Top 32 prospect rankings and grades