In 2013, it was almost comical the circus the New York Giants had to endure at the running back position; it was something straight out of the Ringling Brothers. It was something the Giants pinpointed as a problem that needed to be addressed, and they wasted little time, signing Rashad Jennings from the Oakland Raiders in the opening days of 2014 free agency.
Last season, they signed Brandon Jacobs and Peyton Hillis off the street and both ended up making starts at one point in the season. David Wilson had to have neck surgery, Da’Rel Scott was ineffective and Andre Brown was unable to fully recover from his second-consecutive season with a broken leg. Seventh-round rookie Michael Cox was not ready to assume any type of significant role, so the Giants made it a priority to find a running back.