Saquon Barkley has dreamed of this day for most of his life, and Odell Beckham Jr. has dreamed of this day for 11 months, 11 painful months that seemed like a lifetime to him, from the moment they carted him off this very field of dreams in tears, his ankle and heart fractured.
Showtime … when the stars come out Sunday at 1 p.m. at MetLife Stadium, and burn to help Eli Manning bring the Giants back.
“I believe that this team has a great chance to be a great team,” Barkley said.
Coach Pat Shurmur, the calm after the Ben McAdoo storm, makes his Giants debut. Time for him to show that play-calling artistry. Manning returns for his 15th season. Time for him to show why the franchise decided the future is wow with its 37-year-old franchise quarterback when it passed on Sam Darnold.