As Saquon Barkley heads into his second pro season with the Giants, the sky seems to be the limit for what he can accomplish.
As a rookie, Barkley took the NFL by storm, rushing for 1,307 yards, adding another 721 as a receiver, and totaling 15 touchdowns.
But could bigger and better things be in store for Year Two?
Could an MVP be in his future?
"MVP? I think anything is possible," Barkley said on Thursday. "I'm a big believer in that, but my mindset is not just that trophy. I'm not going to sit here and be like 'I don't want to win this and that,' but I'm a big believer that I take care of the little things and focus on team first, all the individual awards will take care of themselves."
No running back has won the NFL MVP award since 2012, when Adrian Peterson rushed for 2.097 yards and 12 touchdowns. It's been a quarterback dominated award ever since.
In order for a running back to win the award, it would likely take a lofty amount of touches. Barkley racked up 352 touches as a rookie, and he said on Thursday that he's prepared his body to withstand as many touches as it takes in 2019 and beyond.
"I'm open to as many come," Barkley said. "I think I've said it here before, I'm willing to take as many touches as it takes it help the team win. That's why I train. That's why I take care or my body. That's why I take the mindset I do in the offseason.
"I understand the wear and tear of football. That's my job and that's the sport that I chose to fall in love with, so I know I've got to be better as a person taking care of my body and being a professional in that area."
Barkley was certainly a workhorse for the Giants in 2018, starting all 16 games. Still, he says his body felt good following the season.
"I felt pretty good," Barkley said. "If we were in the position to be in the playoffs and play more games, I know I was more than capable."
The Giants' offense will have a different feel to it in 2019, with Odell Beckham Jr. now a member of the Browns. So expectations for Barkley may be as high as they'll ever be, but the Penn State product is just excited to be back between the white lines.
"It's just fun being out there and playing football again," Barkley said.