The New York Giants picked up the fifth-year option on the rookie contract for running back Saquon Barkley.
The 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year is recovering from a torn right ACL in Week 2 of last season.
Barkley, the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2018, ran for 1,307 yards that season and caught 91 passes for 721 yards. He had 15 touchdowns combined rushing and receiving.
“Very excited,” Barkley told The Associated Press during the winter. “Obviously things were a little shaky in the beginning of the year. … I got hurt, they started getting things clicking and I think you saw when we got the running game going, we were very hard to beat. When you have a great running game, a great defense and a great quarterback and talent all around, which I believe we have, we can take that middle portion toward the end of the season when we played some of our best ball and start off with that, I think we’re going to be in a very good place.”