New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has many goals he’d like to accomplish in his career, among them being the best running back the game has ever seen.
But Barkley knows that while the time he puts into his training and recovery efforts is at the forefront to reach his goals, so too are the little things he does behind the scenes to help himself with training and recovery.
Barkley, who has relied on products from X2 Performance for his workouts, has chosen to invest in the clean, healthy product line used by over 25 professional sports teams in the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL.
Barkley’s investment is part of a $16 million Series D raise that L Catterton is leading. He joins two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard (Los Angeles Clippers) and NFL Super Bowl Champion Lavonte David (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) as company shareholders.
“I am very selective of brands I endorse and even more selective of companies I choose to invest in,” Barkley said in a written statement released by X2 Performance. “X2 checks all the boxes for me.”
Barkley is about to enter his fourth NFL season. He has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons and has 3,563 scrimmage yards, including a league-leading 2,028 scrimmage yards set during his rookie season in 2018.
The second overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Barkley won the NFL AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Award and was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team.
Last season, he suffered a torn ACL in a Week 2 loss to the Chicago Bears, an injury that required reconstructive surgery, which he had on October 29.
Barkley has been hard at work rehabbing his knee.
While Barkley’s rehab has been progressing, both he and the Giants have declined to offer any information as to whether Barkley will be ready for training camp when the team reports on July 27.
“I'm going to take it one day at a time, come in with my head down and ready to work,” Barkley told reporters last month during the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp.
“There's nothing that's going to be forced for me to come back; it's going to be whenever my body tells me I'm ready.”
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