Leads all RBs in rushing and receiving
At the end of the 2019 season, Christian McCaffrey led all running backs in receiving with 116 receptions for 1,005 receiving yards. At the same time, McCaffrey was the third leading rusher in the NFL with 1,387 rushing yards.
We’ve seen running backs lead the league in receiving that fell short of leading the league in rushing too. Can Barkley achieve both with the Giants in 2020?
Even while he missed three games, Barkley concluded 2019 with 1,003 rushing yards (16th most in the NFL). On the other hand, he also garnered 438 receiving yards (11th most among RBs in 2019). Seeing that he’ll be one of Daniel Jones’ favorite weapons again, Barkley should have plenty of opportunities to make plays as a receiving threat.
Provided that, while it’s no easy feat, Barkley could be the first running back to lead all running backs in rushing and receiving in a single season since Arian Foster. Foster achieved the impressive accomplishment with the Houston Texans in 2010. Barring injuries, we could witness a historic season from Barkley in 2020.