New York Giants: Wayne Gallman Jr. Running Hard
When Saquon Barkley tore his ACL back in Week 2 for the New York Giants against the Chicago Bears, they needed another running back to step up. Wayne Gallman Jr. has stepped up for New York in the last few weeks.
He is one of the reasons why the Giants are getting better every single week under new Head Coach Joe Judge as well. Gallman Jr. is also hitting the hole very quickly and using his strength and speed to truck defenders.
Wayne Gallman Jr. was a fourth-round pick out of the University of Clemson in 2017. He was on the National Title team with Clemson that took down the University of Alabama with Deshaun Watson, who is now on the Houston Texas.
Gallman Jr. is proving he needs more carries next season even when Saquon Barkley returns.
Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett has done a very good job of calling games recently. He was the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys last season.
Gallman Jr. is being put in an excellent position by the coaching staff in order to succeed.
In this past Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles (3-5-1), Wayne Gallman Jr. rushed for 53 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns. He also caught one pass for seven yards receiving.
In nine games played so far this season, Gallman Jr. has rushed for 275 yards on 69 carries and five touchdowns. He has also caught 13 passes for 75 yards receiving.
Wayne Gallman Jr. is the heart and soul of this running back group at the moment. He has been impressing the coaching staff lately.
Gallman Jr. could continue to help out Daniel Jones and make his life easier. They have won two consecutive games and enter the bye week this week.
In the NFL, it is more about a running back by committee rather than just having just a star running back at times. The Los Angeles Rams (6-3) have been better this season with a running back by committee with Malcolm Brown, Darrell Henderson Jr., and Cam Akers. They got rid of Todd Gurley II in the offseason.
With Wayne Gallman Jr. not having so many carries, he is fresher and can be very useful for this football team for the next few years. It is a good thing that the New York Giants never got rid of him.
The New York Giants (3-7) will look to go on a three-game winning streak when they face the Cincinnati Bengals (2-6-1) on Sunday, November 29th on the road.
What do you think of the way Wayne Gallman Jr. has been in the backfield for the New York Giants in the absence of Saquon Barkley so far this season? Leave a comment below.
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