The 10 Craziest Plays of Saquon Barkley's Rookie Season

Barkley's been a human highlight reel in his first NFL season.

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This game was Saquon's coming out party.

In front of a national audience on Thursday Night Football, Barkley racked up 130 rushing yards and a touchdown to go along with 99 receiving yards.

While this play might look like a simple 9-yard gain in the box score, it's hard to imagine any other running back getting this much out of it.

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This game was Saquon's coming out party.

In front of a national audience on Thursday Night Football, Barkley racked up 130 rushing yards and a touchdown to go along with 99 receiving yards.

While this play might look like a simple 9-yard gain in the box score, it's hard to imagine any other running back getting this much out of it.

Lesser backs would've fallen prey to a TFL from Michael Bennett, who bulldozes his way into the backfield almost as soon as Barkley receives the ball.

But Barkley breaks free of that tackle before deploying a shifty jump cut which segues immediately into a hurdle over Malcolm Jenkins.

Saquon finishes the run with a display of power, falling forward for a few extra yards.

As phenomenal an athlete he is, Barkley's mental processing is also on another level. Few players can read and react to their environment this quickly and creatively.

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