Saquon Barkley’s quest to reclaim his brilliant rookie form has been a long and winding journey. He thinks he’s reclaimed his confidence and some much-needed faith in his knee, as well as some newfound adaptability in a new-look offense. Barkley’s ability to maintain this kind of commitment might make him one of the season’s most surprising names. In addition, the athlete was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
“The biggest difference would just be you had to go through a little bit the last couple years,” Barkley said Wednesday. “It just helped mold, shape me to be the player I am right now and just coming into this camp, focusing on my body, working on my body, doing all the little things necessary to keep my body healthy.” “Once you have it, when you can trust your body, your confidence develops exponentially.” So, I’d say the difference was that in college and early in my career, I was a much more confident player than I was before last year and then last year. Now I’m trying to regain that confidence, that swagger.”