Watch: Sam Darnold Gets Work in With Saquon Barkley

John Healy
June 17, 2020 - 4:42 pm
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Saquon Barkley vs. Sam Darnold was a debate many Giants fans have – and some still do – over who the team should have taken with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Well, apparently the two have joined forces – at least when it comes to training.

A video posted on Instagram Wednesday by quarterback trainer Devin Quinn showed the back-to-back draft picks running some drills together on a field at UCLA.

Barkley runs a route over the middle with a defender on him, while Darnold hits the Giants running back for a completion inside the endzone.

Darnold and Barkley have a relationship stemming back to their college days when they played against each other in the Rose Bowl following the 2016 season.

Darnold had the best game of his collegiate career when he threw for 453 yards and five touchdowns in USC’s 52-49 victory over Penn State.

Barkley wasn’t too shabby, either, racking up 249 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns.

Barkley has had more immediate success in the NFL, winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2017 while Darnold has shown flashes of his potential – when he’s healthy.

The 2020 season will be a pivotal season in Darnold’s development while Barkley hopes the Giants can start turning their losing ways around as he makes his case for a contract extension with Big Blue.