Eli Manning isn't the only one who's thrown a touchdown pass to Giants running back Saquon Barkley.
Barkley caught a touchdown pass from free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Sunday at a charity flag football game hosted by rapper Quavo.
Talking about meeting Kaepernick, Barkley, the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, said he was a "big fan" of his.
"Yeah definitely, whoa. Colin Kaepernick, I definitely went up and talked to him," Barkley told an Atlanta TV station, according to the New York Daily News' Pat Leonard. "I came up to (Kaepernick) and told him first and foremost I don't mean to come off as a fan, but I'm a big fan. I just respect everything that he did, and he gave me a lot of great advice off the field and on the field."
The 31-year-old Kaepernick hasn't played a down of football since the end of the 2016 season, in part due to his protest during the national anthem.
Kaepernick reportedly agreed to a settlement after filing a grievance with the NFL that claimed owners were colluding against him. According to the Wall Street Journal, the settlement was worth less than $10 million.
Barkley commended Kaepernick's playmaking ability on the field and his impact off it.
"And when you see a guy that (did what) he did at a high level and the impact that he had on just America as a whole," said Barkley, who totaled 2,028 yards from scrimmage and 15 offensive touchdowns as a rookie last season. "He definitely listened and I appreciated him taking the time to talk."
More than 95 percent of NFL players, according to a January 2019 survey, believe Kaepernick should be on an NFL roster, and two anonymous players said they believed he should start over Manning.
Of course, the Giants do have a need at quarterback. Yet even though they have the No. 6 pick in the draft, Giants co-owner John Mara wouldn't rule out the possibility of sticking with Manning in 2019 or 2020.
Barkley, himself, has said he doesn't want to hear criticism that Manning can't play, saying, "I'm not gonna lie because it's not his fault. He's not the reason why. We love to put the blame on one person, but it takes 11 men, a team, an organization all together to win."