Giants RB Saquon Barkley says 0-2 start isn't worst thing possible

Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley (Getty Images)

Saquon Barkley isn’t worried about the Giants’ 0-2 start to the regular season.

“In this locker room, no one is overreacting,” the 2018 No. 2 overall pick told reporters Wednesday, via ESPN. “I mean obviously I’m active on social media so I think a lot of people outside of this locker room and outside this building who are reacting. We are aware 0-2 is not a great start, but it’s not the worst thing possible.”

New York lost its first two games by a combined 12 points to the Jaguars and Cowboys.

Through those games, Barkley has amassed 134 rushing yards on 29 carries and 102 receiving yards on 16 catches. The rookie out of Penn State has been productive, but his production has yet to lead to a win for his team.

However, each of the last three seasons in the NFL, a team has started 0-2 and went on to make the playoffs. The Giants have 14 games left and plenty of time to make adjustments.

“It’s not like our season is over, like you said, it’s not college, it’s not college football. It’s not like the year’s over,” Barkley said. “We got to continue to work and continue to grind and believe in each other and this could turn out to be a great year.”

The Giants face another 0-2 team Sunday when they take on the Texans in Houston.