Now sure you can say this is adorable (it is) and just a loving relationship. You can say it's a shitty nickname a girlfriend calls her boyfriend. But no, there's something different here. I've heard the name Unicorn in sports way too often. This is a direct shot at Saquon Barkley. Am I reaching here? Yep, but you just clicked for pictures anyways.
I'm also in no way trying to justify the Giants taking Saquon at No. 2 a few years ago. Don't get me wrong, Saquon is fucking awesome, you just don't need a running back like that. That's ESPECIALLY true at 2. Not when you had Quenton Nelson sitting there and you're desperate for line help since the likes of Chris Snee, Shaun O'Hara, David Diehl and Kareem McKenzie were helping win Super Bowls. So, yeah, not like it's awesome having to overpay a running back as you try to rebuild.
And it's been a hell of a year for McCaffrey. He signed a 64-million dollar deal this offseason, which led to this reaction from Alvin Kamara:
Not too shabby! But I just need Barkley to take this as a slap in the face. I need someone to react. Give me a moment like that just getting pissed - even if it's a stretch. That said, I need Barkley to take this as a slap in the face just so he keeps putting up numbers. I need it for my own sanity every Sunday in the fall.
But calling McCaffrey a unicorn? I'll say it's unfair for him to be this good at football, dating Oliva Culpo, have her help make this cake and be this rich. Sure, that's a unicorn. But some guys have all the luck. Now the only reason you clicked: