It’s no surprise that the Giants need a running back. Although they recently resigned Peyton Hillis, he is not an every play kind of running back. Fortunately, the Giants have pursued Rashad Jennings. As of March 11th, Rashad Jennings tweeted that he was on his way to sign the paperwork to make this move official. In the previous season, this was what Jennings was able to accomplish:
- 733 yards rushing
- 6 TD’s
- 36 receptions
- 292 receiving yards
Those are impressive numbers considering he only started 8 games. New York Giants, say hello to your new starting running back. Here are a few reasons why this is good:
The Giants desperately needed a running back, especially since Andre Brown is a free agent and David Wilson is recovering from neck surgery. It appears, then, that the Giants backfield will consist of Rashad Jennings, David Wilson, and Peyton Hillis. If they are able to stay healthy, I’d say that’s a pretty good mix of running styles and the makings of a decent run game.
2) Gives hope for Giants fans
The giants needed to do something this off-season to give hope for their fans; I believe signing Rashad Jennings is just the beginning.
3) Run game should help Eli
The fact of the matter is, Eli Manning needs a lot of help–from the O-line to the backfield; everyone must support him. With the signing of Rashad Jennings, their running game should be somewhat respected (it wasn’t at all last year), which means throwing the ball should be easier for Manning. Plus, the Giants will be able to control the clock more efficiently, and hopefully not have to rely on Eli Manning to throw as much as he did last season.