They are the apples of our Big Apple football eyes, chosen to reverse the fate of dwindling franchises, if not immediately, then soon enough:
The New York Football Giants, who have not won a playoff game since Super Bowl XLVI
The jets that have not reached the playoffs since 2010.
In East Rutherford you'll find Saquon Barkley, who will one day race all the way to Canton when Giants GM Dave Gettleman is right
At Florham Park you'll find Sam Darnold, the franchise quarterback the jets have been since Broadway Looking for Joe in 1977?
Barkley, more than a running back, is a 230-pound secretariat that could catch 60 passes and make Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. life so much easier.
Darnold, the cold California boy so precocious in the spring that nobody would be surprised if he was Todd Bowles starter for Week 1
T He is baby faces of our New York franchise.
Barkley, the price for an ugly 3-13 season, which initiated a regime change
Darnold, the price for GM Mike Maccagnan, who moves up three places by trailing a pair second (19659002) Barkley embraces the celebrities' insignia with open arms and effortlessly moves around him like he does with a football in his hands.
Darnold, who entertains the bright lights only when they do (19659002) Barkley, here to help Manning's desperate last pursuit of his third Super Bowl championship.
Darnold, here to break the stranglehold of the Patriots on the AFC East and the 50-year championship A drought that has plagued the jets and their long-suffering fans.
Barkley and Darnold both made impressive first impressions from the first day they were drafted in second and third place.
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Reporters standing on the sidelines never felt as threatened as when Christian Hackenberg could not reach the broad side of a barn.
Darnold won the veterans, including Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater, the way he put his nose to the grindstone, urging him to get better and ask the right questions every day.
The reviews on Barkley were simply over the top:
Veteran corner William Gay: "Mighty, you get in trouble when you're on the way to the training camp with the pads on, so you realize how he walks, how he does that I'm just glad I'm on his side instead of facing him. "
Veteran Rhett Ellison:" He obviously can move, he can hit angles you do not normally see obviously has a low center of gravity and just a smooth, smooth player Running Back is a physical position so you can really see what he is when the pads continue. "
Security Andrew Adams:" Elusive guy, he's one Star of this league, a guy you have to watch out for in the week of preparation, this focus type the coaches put on the board, the goal you have to eliminate from the game. "
Linebacker Kareem Martin: "Like a guy, with whom I played in Arizona, David Johnson how much versatility. I do not think he's as tall as David, but just being able to do all the cuts, he's fast, strong, he can come out of the back, he's a dynamic back. I see a lot in common.
Barkley's hands make him even more quarterback-friendly.
Martin: "I had to cover it once. I was able to see his speed a bit. He can definitely be a deep threat in the passing game. At each game he just makes the right cuts, and since he is such a young guy, he has adapted well in this level to the pace of the game. "
Fullback Shane Smith:" Whenever you have an extremely talented running back, it's somehow giving guys the extra motivation to block someone a bit longer or beat them a little harder just because you know something can happen , anytime a big game can arise.
Darnold left his team members thirsting for more of last month's mini-camp end
Narrow end Jordan Leggett: "We're sitting there watching the movie and he's going to make that throw on the sideline and you're like," He's going to be a really good quarterback. "
Veteran Wide Receiver Charles Johnson:" Everything is natural to him, like some of the litters he's doing right now, they're just natural His command of how he controls everything comes naturally … As soon as he learns everything like his vest pocket, the sky is the limit. "
Barkley, hyped as the generation that runs back in East Rutherford.
Darnold, hyped as the long-lost savior in Florham Park.  The summer boys.