New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley had the worst performance of his star-studded NFL career on Sunday versus the crosstown rival New York Jets, finishing with just one total rushing yard on 13 carries.
Barkley spoke to the media Tuesday and put to bed any thought of him sitting out the season with Big Blue 2-7 and having very little hope of a playoff run in 2019.
He had a tremenduous rookie season, finishing with over 2,000 total yards (1,307 rushing, 721 passing) and 15 touchdowns (11 rushing, 4 receiving). He won the NFL Offensive Player of the Year award and broke several NFL and Giants franchise records including most yards from scrimmage from a rookie in league history (2,028) and most rushing touchdowns by a Giants rookie in a season (11).
Big Blue is on their bye this week but will try to get back on track in Week 12 after falling in their last six games when they take on the Chicago Bears on November 24.