Top 4 NFC East running backs in 2023 ranked

Just how big is the gap between Tony Pollard and Saquon Barkley?
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1. Saquon Barkley 

After several injury-plagued seasons, Saquon Barkley reminded everybody how great and impactful he is in 2022. 

In the season prior, in 2021, Barkley managed just 593 yards rushing in 13 games, and questions began to arise if the former first-rounder in 2018 would ever return to his rookie form.

The all-world back answered those critics in 2022 by rushing for 1,312 yards and 10 touchdowns while adding 57 receptions for 338 yards. Barkley was named to the Pro Bowl in 2022, the second of his career. 

Barkley would help the Giants to a 9-7-1 record, which was New York's first winning season since 2016, and help lead them to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. His combination of speed, athleticism, strength, and agility was displayed again throughout last season. 

Barkley will officially suit up in 2023 after he agreed to a revised one-year contract after he refused to sign the $10.1 million franchise tag, meaning he'll likely be on the field when the Cowboys and Giants meet on Sunday Night Football in Week 1.

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