Via New York Daily:
“There are a lot of guys who have really good first years (only), but he appears to be one of those guys who has that potential for all-time greatness,” Sanders told the New York Daily News’ Pat Leonard of Barkley. “And I would think he’s just as hungry, just as driven to really restore the Giants to former glory.”
“He hasn’t changed one bit, to tell you the truth, not at all,” Sanders said with a smile. “Saquon’s the same hungry kid, with the same humility he had the day I met him last summer [at the Giants-Lions preseason game in Detroit]. He’s got a lot to be proud of, and gosh, the kid came in and did a phenomenal job, and he’s got so much left in his game to grow. He balances things so well, and he just seems so prepared for all of this, you know what I mean? That’s why I really think he’s destined to be one of the greats.”
Sanders rushed for 1,470 yards at 5.3 per carry as a rookie in 1989, with 14 TDs, and caught 24 passes for 282 yards.
Barkley, if you can believe it, had an even better statistical rookie season.
He gained 1,307 yards rushing (5.0 per carry) with 11 TDs, then caught a ridiculous 91 passes for 731 yards and four more scores.
Looks like Saquon is on the right path to greatness.
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