New York Giants Keep Ahmad Bradshaw
According to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, the New York Giants and running back Ahmad Bradshaw have agreed to a four-year deal.
The deal is worth $18 million, with $9 million in guarantees.
Bradshaw enjoyed his most productive NFL season in 2010, rushing for a career-high 1,235 yards with eight touchdowns. He also caught 47 passes for 314 yards.
The 25-year-old has played each of his four pro seasons with the Giants, but last year emerged as the featured back for the first time.
He has battled recent foot concerns, and has undergone surgeries to both feet and both ankles since 2010. The most recent surgery took place in February on his left ankle.
Fumbles have also been a bit of an issue with Bradshaw, and he was even briefly benched at one point last season because he was having trouble holding onto the ball.
Bradshaw will still be sharing carries with Brandon Jacobs (whose contract was restructured last week), but there’s no real reason to believe that Bradshaw can’t be a top-tier fantasy back.
As long as he’s healthy, he’s shown great speed and explosiveness, and is a threat to take it all the way whenever he touches the ball.
Bradshaw is also a very good pass-catcher, as evidenced by the aforementioned 47 receptions in 2010.
If Bradshaw your RB2, then you’re in great shape. He’s worthy of been drafted somewhere between rounds two and three.