BRACKET CHALLENGE: Saquon Barkley vs. Lawrence Taylor

BRACKET CHALLENGE: Saquon Barkley vs. Lawrence Taylor

Bracket Challenge Finals: Saquon Barkley vs. Lawrence Taylor


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.

LB Lawrence Taylor, 1986
Stats: 105 TACK, 20.5 SACKS, 5 PD, 2 FF

No defensive player has been named the AP NFL Most Valuable Player since Lawrence Taylor in 1986. A unanimous selection, Taylor had a career-high 20.5 sacks, 105 tackles, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles. He led the way in making it the greatest season in team history. That year, the Giants won their first Super Bowl, had a final record of 17-2, and won a club record 12 straight victories. The Giants also set a record for all-time composite margin of victory in the playoffs, outscoring three opponents, 105-23, for an 82-point domination, the most ever in NFL playoff history.

Photos of LB Lawrence Taylor's career with the Giants