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Saquon Barkley: “Never” as good as I want to be

Saquon Barkley is a great running back, with a chance to become one of the best ever. He’s not taking it for granted.

“I want to be elite overall, whether that’s in the pass game or the run game. But at the end of the day, it’s about winning games. If I can do that by helping my team in the pass game, then that’s the case. If that’s by helping them in the run game, then that’s the case. If it’s by stepping up and making that key block, we might throw the ball 40 times a game and I might have to be responsible for key blocks, then that’s what I have to do,” Barkley said. “It’s not just focusing on just me being elite. It’s whatever it takes to help the team win.”

Barkley knows when he will get to where he wants to be.

“I will never be there. I’m going to be completely honest with you. I keep saying I’m going to work for it and work for it, but the way I view myself and the confidence I have in myself, the goal for me to be elite is so high that I don’t think I will ever honestly reach it,” Barkley said. “But if I come anywhere near close to it, I know that I put the work in every single day. I personally can look myself in the mirror at the end of the day and know whenever I am done with this and wrapped it up knowing that I put everything I had. Whatever that is, if it’s awards, if it’s Super Bowls, if it’s not, I know for myself internally the work that I put in. I can be satisfied with that one day.”

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