Saquon Barkley Net Worth 2021: How Much Is NFL Running Back Worth?

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley was drafted with one of the top picks in the 2018 NFL draft. Many people considered Saquon Barkley to be one of the best running back prospects to come out in years.


Saquon Barkley Net Worth 2019: Approximately $25-$30 million

Saquon Barkley is predicted to go in the Top 5 picks of the 2018 NFL Draft. In the 2017 draft, #1 overall pick Myles Garrett eventually signed a contract worth a total of $30 million. Corey Davis, the #5 pick in the draft, signed a contract worth $25 million. Barkley will be worth somewhere between $25-$30 million once he’s drafted.


Early Life


Saquon Barkley was born on February 7, 1997 in the Bronx, New York to his father Alibay Barkley, and his mother, Tonya Johnson.
When he was younger, before moving to Pennsylvania, Barkley idolized Curtis Martin and was a New York Jets fan.
Barkley and his family moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to for a more suburban lifestyle. That’s where Saquon discovered football.
Attending Whitefall High School in Whitefall Township, Pennsylvania, Barkley became a stud on the gridiron. In his sophomore season, Barkley put up absurd numbers, rushing for 3,646 yards and scoring 63 touchdowns. Fast forward to his senior year, he totaled 1,856 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Barkley’s senior season ended with him being named Mr. PA Football and  attracted schools from all around the country. He was a rated a four-star recruit and committed to Rutgers University. But he ended up sticking in state despite that, when he announced he would attend Penn State University.


Penn State Years


Once he committed to Penn State, Barkley immediately received playing time as a freshman in 2015. It was an up and down year for the 18-year old, but Barkley did get 182 carries for 1,076 yards, resulting in seven touchdowns. He would receive Second-team All Big-Ten honors and was named BTN.com’s Freshman of the Year.
When his sophomore season rolled around, Barkley went off. His 18 touchdowns on 1,496 yards on the ground made him a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award. Barkley led Penn State to a Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl over USC.  The numbers he produced, also got Barkley recognition as the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year, and First Team All Big-Ten.
Barkley in his first two years at Penn State, set new records for rushing yards in a season by a freshman (1,076) and a sophomore (1,496).

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By his junior year, Saquon Barkley was a household name and one of top players that could be headed to the NFL. He contributed to Penn State’s victory in the Fiesta Bowl and scored another 18 touchdowns and gained another 1,271 yards.
On December 31, 2017, 24 hours after the Fiesta Bowl victory, Barkley declared for the NFL Draft.


Professional NFL Career

On Thursday, April 26, Saquon Barkley was drafted into the NFL.


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2019

Saquon Barkley drew 26.5 votes from a nationwide panel of media members and was declared The Associated Press 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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