Big Blue's former backs are feeling the love for Saquon Barkley.
Brandon Jacobs, Tiki Barber and Ahmad Bradshaw all sang the praises of the Giants' rookie running back ahead of his Thursday Night Football debut against the Philadelphia Eagles.
"Saquon could break every record that's held by any Giant running back that there is now," Jacobs told The Post's Steve Serby. "But the five [offensive linemen] in front of him gotta give him opportunity to be great."
Barber, far and away the franchise's all-time leading rusher, said the 21-year-old has more than just the physical talent needed to succes in the NFL.
"I think he can be phenomenal, 'cause he's got the size and the athleticism to be a change-of-field position, change-of-momentum type player," Barber said. "But he's also really smart and inquisitive, and that's half the battle for running backs in the National Football League these days."
Bradshaw, who along with Jacobs won two Super Bowls with the Giants, said Barkley's play is plenty familiar.
"I think he reminds me of myself with the ball in his hand," Bradshaw told The Post. "I think he's shifty, I think he can catch the ball great. He's elusive at the point of attack. He has a burst, he has the explosion. He's young and I think he has a lot of potential, and he has so much time to learn."
Barber agreed, sort of.
"He is like Ahmad, except he's bigger, he's stronger," Barber said. "He can run through tackles if he needs to, but he also can run around you, so he's shifty. Sometimes that gets him in trouble, but he's a great receiver, you can line him up as a wideout, he can run routes down the field, and you know he's going to make the catch."
Through his first five games, Barkley has 31 catches with 274 receivers yards. He's averaged 4.3 yards per carry over 71 attempts (308 total rushing yards).