Saquon Barkley, NY Jets Fan
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New York crossovers usually keep that tidbit to themselves

Who knew that Saquon Barkley is a Jets traitor?

The Giants’ star running back was asked about his favorite NFL playoff memory from growing up. His answer surprised both Gang Green and Big Blue Nations: the back-to-back AFC Championship Games that the Jets made in the 2009-10 seasons.

Saquon specifically mentioned what Mark Sanchez was able to do as a rookie and then repeat the following year.

When Saquon said he was a Jets fan growing up, a reporter quipped, “Not that many?” Saquon responded, “Nah, I’m not saying that.”

Jets fans certainly weren’t going to let this slide.

 

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We can wish Saquon luck personally in his wild-card tilt with the Vikings on Sunday for old times’ sake, but Jets fans are certainly not going to pull a Barkley and root for a stadium rival.

Sorry, Saquon. Jets fans have their own star RB, and he may just be better than you are.

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Rivka Boord has followed the Jets since the age of five. She is known locally for her in-depth knowledge of football. She hopes to empower young women to follow their dreams and join the sports conversation. Boord's background in analytics infuses her articles with unique insights into the state of the Jets' franchise and the NFL as a whole.
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biggestgarrettwilsonfan
biggestgarrettwilsonfan
16 days ago

Breece vs. Saquon post-ACL tear, I wonder how they’ll compare