NFL Players Coming Off Injury with Most to Prove in Training Camps

1 of 8 Seth Wenig/Associated Press Two games into his 2020 campaign, Saquon Barkley, New York Giants runningback, was injured in the right ACL. This is a difficult injury to overcome for any running back, especially one whose inexplicableness is his greatest asset. Barkley must show that he is returning to his pre-injury self for two reasons. Barkley is the heart of the offense, and undoubtedly the most powerful weapon that quarterback Daniel Jones has. Barkley, the No. 2 pick in the 2018 draft, is eligible for a contract extension. Barkley, the No. 2 draft pick in 2018, is eligible for a contract extension. Barkley's fifth year option has been picked up by the Giants, but the Penn State product may want to be the highest-paid player in the league. Barkley must first prove that he can afford the financial commitment required for an extension. Barkley was not particularly efficient before last year's injury, averaging just 19 rushing yards per game and 1.8 yards per carry. A right ankle injury also hindered him in 2019, but he still managed to surpass 1,400 yards from scrimmage in 13 games. Barkley must show that injuries are not a problem if he wants to become the highest-paid running back in the league. Barkley will have to prove he's the same special back that ran for 2,000 yards in scrimmage as a rookie. Barkley seems to be doing well and recently posted a beach exercise video to prove it. Barkley will benefit greatly from this camp because there is a big difference in running on the beach and cutting the grass on the field.


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