Legendary Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart Signs With Giants


Legendary running back Jonathan Stewart has just been signed by the New York Giants, according to a press release by the team this week.

He will now be reuniting with our offensive coordinator Mike Shula and our former general manager Dave Gettleman in NY.

“I am very pleased that we were able to make Jonathan a New York Football Giant,” Gettleman commented in a statement. “He is a quality runner with power and speed and brings a veteran, professional presence to our locker room. He’s a terrific addition for us at this time.”

The cutting of Jonathan Stewart was an especially hard blow to Panther fans, as he not only had one of the best personalities on the team, and continually poured into our community, he also holds one of the highest numbers of records in franchise history, including;

Rush attempts: career (1,501), playoffs (90), rookie season (184)
Rush yards: career (7,318), playoffs (423), rookie season (836)
Yards per carry: playoff season (5.22 in 2014), rookie game (8.67, 2008-11-16 DET)
Rushing touchdowns: playoffs (5), playoff season (3 in 2015), playoff game (2, 2016-01-17 SEA)
Total touchdowns, playoff game (2; with 3 others)
All-purpose yards, rookie season (1,232)
100+ rushing yard games, playoffs (2)

Stewart was cut by the Panthers on March 2nd so they could free up their salary cap.

Yesterday afternoon, Stewart commented on the new move by tweeting, “Excited to get to the big 🍎 to continue my career as a New York Giant! All Glory to God!”

What do you think about Jonathan Stewart playing for the Giants?