Saquon Barkley has caught 82 passes for the Giants. In this century, who are the only other three rookie running backs who have caught 80-plus passes? All come from the same division.
Alvin Kamara and Christian McCaffrey caught 81 and 80 passes last year. They go head-to-head tonight. Reggie Bush caught 88 passes in 2006. All three of those players come from NFC South teams. One other rookie running back has caught 80-plus passes, but he’s on the obscure side – Earl Cooper, who caught 83 passes with San Francisco in 1980.