The New York Giants are looking to bounce back after a rather disappointing 2017 season, finishing with the second-worst record in the league. While that does mean they’ll have the second pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, it also means changes had to come for the team.
The coaching staff underwent an overhaul when they hired Pat Shurmur their new head coach. Along with him came Mike Shula as the new offensive coordinator and his arrival possibly allowed the Giants to secure the talents of one of his former players on the Carolina Panthers, Jonathan Stewart.
Following comes from Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Former Panthers' RB Jonathan Stewart is expected to sign with the New York Giants, per source. Rejoins his former Panthers' OC Mike Shula in NY.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Stewart joins the Giants after spending nine years with the Carolina Panthers which included one trip to the Pro Bowl in 2015. He is undoubtedly the greatest running back in Panthers history holding at least 14 records including career rushing yards, playoff touchdowns and a number of rookie rushing records.
Stewart might be towards the end of his career but the Giants have been in need of a solid name in their backfield after the Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs era ended. Stewart has only one 1,000 yard rushing season in his career but he can be a solid short yardage back to potentially pair with Saquon Barkley if the Giants do select him in the 2018 NFL Draft.