woooooooah, sunday night
Nittany Lion legend Saquon Barkley will join Carrie Underwood as part of the promotional opening for NBC's Sunday Night football for the 2018 season. This will be Underwood's sixth consecutive opening the most-watched weekly program in the country. As far as I can tell, the inclusion of Barkley as one of the featured players is unique, as no other rookie has been featured next to Underwood.
The Penn State great has certainly made his mark in the NFL, despite having yet to sign his contract, let alone take a live game snap. His jersey ranks tops in sales over the last month, his wondrous thighs dang near broke the internet, which has now been parlayed into a spot in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue later this year.
As it stands now, Barkley and his Giants will make one appearance on Sunday Night Football when they face off against Dallas in the season's second week.