Saquon also believes he can be the best running back ever.
Taylor Rooks has launched her new show "Take It There" on the Bleacher Report YouTube channel and so far she's interviewed esteemed athletes such as Jimmy Butler and Damian Lillard. Today, her latest interview was released and it was her show's first with a football player. New York Giants rookie Saquon Barkley spoke to Rooks about everything from the Giants season, his status as a future great, and even what his parents almost named him.
"Tupac," Barkley said. "Tupac Makaveli. My dad is a big Tupac fan... [It] was real close until my mom put her foot down."
Barkley and Rooks then transitioned into how he won the rookie of the year trophy this year. Barkley believes he can become the best running back to ever do it, although he'd prefer to show it to people instead of telling them.
"I believe I can be the best running back to ever play the game," Barkley said. "I don't need to express myself or to go on a Twitter rant or go on a rant on ESPN. To tell people why I need [to win Rookie of the Year]... I don't need to do that and if I did that wasn't going to help me win or lose anyway. But, that's what everyone expects me to do."
You can watch the full interview in the video above.