3. Keeping Matt Breida over Jashaun Corbin
This move is somewhat understandable, as Matt Breida is obviously the more proven and possibly talented back. However, Breida also costs more, is older, and Jashaun Corbin played quite well during the preseason.
While we do completely understand this move, as it is obvious the team would rather see the more proven back play behind Saquon Barkley, it would have been nice to see Corbin be rewarded for his play.
During the preseason, Corbin ran the ball 21 times for 73 yards and two TDs. However, where Corbin really did his damage was in the receiving game, as he caught 14 passes for 76 yards. This ability as a receiving threat was really intriguing to see during the preseason, as outside of Barkley, the NY Giants do not have many great pass-catchers in the backfield.
As much as this news stunk, it’s nice to see that Corbin has landed on the practice squad. He’ll potentially get a chance to showcase his stuff in a regular season matchup.
It is understandable as to why the NY Giants kept Breida over Corbin, but with the team currently being around $2 million under the cap space, saving even the tiniest amount by cutting Breida could have been useful.