3) RB Wayne Gallman
In the aftermath of Saquon Barkley tearing his ACL in Week 2, and injuries to Devonta Freeman, Wayne Gallman proved that he’s worthy of becoming a quality starting running back in this league.
He’s also hitting free agency the same offseason as several marquee running backs and at a year where teams will have limited cap space, and will likely be reluctant to sink significant resources into the running back position.
Gallman rushed for 682 yards and six touchdowns, while averaging 4.6 yards per carry in 15 games.
But, in an offseason where Chris Carson, Aaron Jones, Leonard Fournette, James Conner, Phillip Lindsay, and Gus Edwards, to name a few, are also available, it is difficult to imagine a robust market developing for Gallman.
The reality is that Gallman is an ideal insurance policy on Barkley, is popular both in the locker room and among the coaching staff, and given the market conditions of this offseason, returning to the Giants on a short-term contract might be Gallman’s best bet. If he produces a strong 2021 campaign as Barkley’s complement in two-back sets, he could cash in in 2022 with limited mileage on his proverbial tires.