Replacement Running Backs Have Come Up Short
Rainey and Perkins had their chance to prove their talent since Vereen suffered his triceps injury. At this point in the season, the Giants do not have the luxury of waiting for these players to increase their production.
The New York Post recently highlighted the dismay that fans have about the Giants’ running game, with Paul Perkins being honest about his difficulty in finding his rhythm.
"“I don’t know,” rookie running back Paul Perkins said when asked if he knew the source of the struggles. “We’re a good team and we can run the ball, and we all know that. We just have to get back on track after the bye week.”"
Jennings’ output compared to Rainey and Perkins is impressive. According to Pro-football-reference.com, ever since his total yards per game peaked in his 2014 season of 58.3, Jennings has managed 145 yards in just the limited time he spent playing this season. Jennings has more experience, has developed an intuitive feel for the game which cannot be learned by being thrown out of the frying pan.