Saquon Barkley change into as soon as a human existence raft for the struggling Original York Giants in 2018. He is been honored for his efforts by the writers who duvet the NFL, earning the Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
Chosen second overall in the 2018 draft, Barkley lived up to the expectations, rushing for 1,307 yards (second most in NFL) and 11 touchdowns on 261 carries, and catching 91 passes (tying Odell Beckham Jr. for heaps of for a Giants rookie in team history) for 721 yards and four touchdowns. Barkley change into as soon as a human highlight reel, running thru, round and leaping over defenders all season while ending with the most scrimmage yards (2,028) in the NFL. Arguably no one change into as soon as extra significant to his team than Barkley change into as soon as to the Giants.
His play change into as soon as a welcome probe for a Giants team that again battled thru key accidents and struggled mightily early due in segment to a porous offensive line that noticed its starting model out benched in Week 3. His 352 touches were the second most in the NFL, underscoring his significance to the Giants, who noticed Eli Manning overcome early disorders to put up a first price 92.4 passer rating.
Barkley’s scrimmage yards complete change into as soon as the third most from a rookie in NFL history, trailing simplest Eric Dickerson (2,212) and Edgerrin James (2,139) in that class. Barkley additionally caught extra passes (91) than any rookie running wait on in NFL history, besting Reggie Bush’s ticket of 88 from his rookie season in Original Orleans. His 1,307 yards and 721 receiving yards made him one of simplest two players in the NFL with 1,000-plus rushing yards and 700-plus receiving yards (Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey change into as soon as the other).
Barkley beat out Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield for the honour. Barkley accumulated 26.5 votes to Mayfield’s 21.5 votes. Mayfield additionally accomplished second to Barkley in voting in the Pepsi Rookie of the Year fan voting in an award launched earlier in the week after the quarterback space a brand unique rookie passing touchdown file with 27 in exactly 13 1/2 games.