3 big-name RBs Ravens could sign in free agency after bombshell report

The Ravens could be in the mood for a big upgrade

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2. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants

It's hard to meet expectations set for you as a running back that gets picked No. 2 overall, and injuries (coupled with poor offensive lines) prevented Barkley from doing that in New York. Barkley had his second season out of three with under 4.0 yards per carry, but he continued to put some encouraging moments together.

Barkley, who won't be franchise-tagged, recorded his second consecutive season of at least 1,200 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns. Quarterback injuries left the Giants so bereft of skill around him that he had to initiate most of the offense. With the MVP Jackson as his quarterback, Barkley wouldn't be under the microscope every game.

Saquon Barkley could leave the Giants for the Baltimore Ravens

Imagine the difference in quality of life as a running back going from Daniel Jones and one of the worst offensive lines in the league to a league MVP in Jackson and a veteran-laden group that is, at worst, a passable unit. Saquon got worthwhile support around him in 2022, and that led to a Pro Bowl and a postseason win.

As effective as Edwards is in short-yardage situations, he and Barkley are in two different stratospheres as athletes. Still just 27 despite what feels like an eternity in New York, Barkley's best years are ahead of him if he lands in a scheme that maximizes him.