Giants co-owner ‘nervous’ about Saquon Barkley hype

John Mara is attending his 62nd training camp this season. In all that time, the New York Giants co-owner has seen few rookies receive as much hype as running back Saquon Barkley.Mara harkened back 37 years to find a comparison.”Possibly 1981, Lawrence Taylor when he came to camp, but maybe not quite this much,” Mara said, via the team’s official website. “I mean, his jersey is already the No.1-selling jersey, he’s gotten a lot of attention. But again, I think in speaking to him and watching how he conducts himself, I think he is able to handle that, so I feel good about that. But still, you know I’ve used this line a million times before — let’s not get him ready for Canton just yet, let’s let him play some games first.”If there has been a negative word written or spoken about Barkley this offseason, it’s been buried by a mountainous hoard of praise that would make Smaug jealous.Mara said that while he gets a “little nervous” about the nearly unrealistic acclaim New York’s new favorite player has received, he believes Barkley owns the makeup to handle the praise.

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