It’s no secret that last year’s Giants teams was one of the worst ever when it came to ground game. Big Blue had the fourth worst rushing attack in 2013, and recently signed running back Rashad Jennings.
The Giants signed Jennings for four years, $14 million with $3 million guaranteed.
Jennings is no Emmitt Smith, Jim Brown, or Barry Sanders- but he gives this Giants running game something when it had nothing. Jennings was drafted by the Jaguars in 2009 in the seventh round out of Liberty University. Not exactly Alabama or LSU, however Jennings has proved many doubters wrong in his first five seasons in the NFL.
Jennings’ rookie season he carried the ball just 39 times, but for 202 yards; that’s 5.2 yards per carry. His second season he gained 459 yards on just 84 yards, 5.5 yards per carry. Remember, Andre Brown was the Giants leading rusher in 2013, with 492 yards on 129 carries. Unfortunately, in the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Jennings was plagued with injuries such as concussions and leg related injuries.
Jennings headed West to the Raiders in 2013 and he returned back to full form. His 2013 season was his most impressive by far. Jennings would run for 733 yards and 6 touchdowns, leading the Raiders in every rushing statistic. Jennings also did this behind a terrible offensive line. Giants made a good move by not overpaying and addressing a big need.