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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.

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About the Author

Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s Social Media Manager, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a junior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. Feel free to follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter and email him at [email protected] to hear the story or if you’re bored and want to chat.


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