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The Biggest Question Every NFL Team Must Answer in 2021 Training Camps - Bleacher Report
New York Giants: Is Saquon Barkley Ready?
This may be a make-or-break season for third-year New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, but that’ll be the case regardless of what he does on the practice field and in preseason action this summer. Instead, the focus in terms of big training camp questions should shift to Jones’ top weapon, running back Saquon Barkley.
The 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year has not been healthy for much of the last two seasons and is still recovering from a torn ACL. Earlier this month he told reporters he’s “doing well,” but it’s unclear when we’ll see him on the field without restrictions.
“You know me. I’m going to take it one day at a time. Just come in with my head down and ready to work,” Barkley said during minicamp. “It’s going to be whenever my body tells me I’m ready or I’m able to show everyone I’m ready again. That’s when I’m going to be able to go out there and hopefully be elite, what I was before but even better.”
If Barkley’s ready in August, Giants fans should feel pretty good about Jones and Co.’s chances of making progress in 2021. But for now, we’re waiting and guessing.
Given how much attention that has been on the likes of Daniel Jones, Jason Garrett and Dave Gettleman, the former #2 overall pick in the backfield hasn't had a fully healthy season since his rookie year. He won Rookie of the Yea when he was fully healthy, but his availability this season is an underrated aspect of this upcoming year.
Not many surprises here, as the Giants’ offseason seems to point towards “playoffs-or-bust” for some of the most important people in the Giants’ organization.
In his analysis of 25 Giants players in the 25 day lead up to 2021 Training Camp, Zack Rosenblatt highlights RB Devontae Booker.
Given the way the Giants gave out contracts this offseason, this makes sense.
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