Pro: Receiving Threat
Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Jamaal Charles’ game is his uncanny ability to make plays out of the backfield. In multiple postseason-bound seasons, he’s been one the Kansas City Chiefs’ primary receiving threats.
If the New York Giants are hoping to improve the passing attack next season, then adding Charles to the mix would be a wise decision.
Charles has career marks of 285 receptions for 2,457 yards and 20 touchdowns in 103 games played. He’s exceeded 40 receptions in four different seasons, including the 70 catches for 693 yards and seven touchdowns he recorded in 2013.
Charles may have lost a step or two, but he remains one of the most dynamic pass-catchers in the history of his position.
For Eli Manning, having a running back like Charles would enable him to make quicker throws and move the chains with more efficiency. Even if he’s lost his downfield ability, he’s still one of the better check-down options available.
If nothing else, Charles can help mentor Paul Perkins as the pass-catching threat that he’s proven capable of being at running back.