No Surprise Here: Saquon Barkley Can Throw, Too
Many New York Giants fans were disappointed when their team used its No. 2 pick in last month’s NFL Draft on Saquon Barkley and not a quarterback. However, Big Blue may’ve still taken a player with the skills to be the heir apparent to an aging Eli Manning (or at least a dynamic wildcat option.)
Panini America, a corporate partner of Barkley, tweeted a video of him effortlessly throwing a strike from 30 yards out at the NFL Players Association Rookie Premiere. Next to Barkley in the video was Heisman-winning quarterback Lamar Jackson, now a Baltimore Raven.
Of course, we’ve known all along that Barkley can do it all on offense — running, catching, blocking,…and throwing. Barkley was 2-for-2 for 36 yards and a touchdown during his college career.
On September 30 against Indiana, Barkley memorably tossed a 16-yard touchdown pass to DaeSean Hamilton.
A few weeks later, he fueled a scoring drive by picking up a first down with a 20-yard pass to Mike Gesicki.
His passer rating of 416.2, almost 70 points higher than the sum of all three Michigan quarterbacks’ ratings last season.