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BRACKET CHALLENGE: Saquon Barkley vs. Phil Simms

BRACKET CHALLENGE: Saquon Barkley vs. Phil Simms

Saquon Barkley vs. Phil Simms


RB Saquon Barkley, 2018

The 2018 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Barkley had one of the most productive rookie seasons by a running back in NFL history, and he inserted his name into numerous sections of the Giants' franchise records. The second overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft led the team with 261 rushing attempts for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns, and 91 catches, which accounted for an additional 721 yards and four scores. Barkley led the NFL with 2,028 yards from scrimmage, including seven 40+ yard runs and six 50+ yard runs. Barkley was the first NFL rookie with five 50+ yard touchdowns from scrimmage since Minnesota wide receiver Randy Moss in 1998.

QB Phil Simms, 1986
Stats: 259/468 PASS ATT, 3,487 YDS, 21 TD

Simms' 1986 season is best remembered for his almost flawless performance in leading the Giants to victory in Super Bowl XXI. He completed 22 of 25 passes – including all 10 of his throws in the second half – for 268 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 39-20 rout of the Denver Broncos. In one of the easiest votes in history, he was selected the game's Most Valuable Player.