RB Wayne Gallman needs to build upon his effective role in the Giants’ run game
There’s never a good time to lose your star running back to injury; especially not a season-ending ACL injury like Saquon Barkley experienced during Week 2 on the road in Chicago.
However, seeing a player come into their own when given the opportunity to showcase their talents is something special – and exactly what Giants fans are seeing now with Wayne Gallman.
Since Devonta Freeman went down with an ankle injury and hamstring injury, after signing with the team as Barkley’s replacement, Gallman has rushed for 275 yards while averaging 4.0 yards per carry in addition to 5 touchdowns this season.
Moreover, his duo with veteran Alfred Morris has breathed life into the Giants stagnant run game from earlier in the season. Since working in tandem with Gallman, Morris has carved out a productive 3 games with the Giants; during which he’s averaged 5.2 yards per carry for 129 yards.
If Gallman continues to grow into this role, it’s hard to see how the Giants won’t continue to improve on the offensive side of the football. But in order to do that, Gallman will first need to cement his role as the starting RB while Freeman is sidelined; and continue to excel in the run game along with his counterpart, Morris.