Connor Orr over at Sports Illustrated released
: 09 wrz 2019, 09:16
Friday ranking the ‘backfield situation"for every team in the NFL heading into the 2019 season.On top of the list sits the New York Giants..."Connor Orr over at Sports Illustrated released a list on Friday ranking the ‘backfield situation”for every team in the NFL heading into the 2019 season.On top of the list sits the New York Giants with a backfield consisting of reigning offensive rookie of the year Thomas Davis Jerseys Stitched , Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman, Elijhaa Penny, Paul Perkins, and Robert Martin.The Giants just barely inched past the New Orleans Saint’s due to how much money they have locked into the position with contracts next to how much production they are getting out of the position. Obviously Youth Tyrod Taylor Jerseys , with Barkley leading the league in yards from scrimmage last year in his very first season, that does wonders for their case.The Chargers make their appearance a short way down the list at number 9. Their current backfield includes Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson, Detrez Newsome Tyrod Taylor Jerseys Stitched , Troymaine Pope, and fullback Derek Watt.At the moment, all of the running back contracts add up to just 8.8 million of the 178.5 million the team has locked-in across all contracts. This will likely change once/if Gordon gets his expected extension sometime in the next year.Last year, the Chargers running backs depth was definitely worth its’ weight in gold as the top four backs on the roster saw significant playing time, at least in one game or another. In all honesty Rayshawn Jenkins Jerseys Stitched , 9th out of 32 teams seems quite low for what this position showed it could do last season. The tricky part about this list is that it doesn’t just take in performance, but how much the team is paying for that performance.When bodies started falling towards the end of the regular season, third and fourth-string backs Jackson and Newsome helped carry the load against Pittsburgh and Kansas City. Going forward, it’ll be extremely interesting to see how Coach Lynn and OC Ken Whisenhunt plan to utilize all the talent they have behind Gordon. Former Cardinals safety Kwamie Lassiter died on Sunday after having a heart attack.Lassiter, who was 49 years old Youth Austin Ekeler Jerseys , joined the Cardinals after going undrafted out of Kansas in 1995 and developed into a starter for Arizona over the course of his eight seasons in the desert. He may be best remembered for his four interceptions against the Chargers in the final week of the 1998 season as they helped the Cardinals win a game that clinched a playoff berth.“We were all devastated to learn of Kwamie’s passing today and our hearts go out to all of his family and friends,” Cardinals team president Michael Bidwill said in a statement. “Kwamie came to the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent. He not only became a key contributor to our team for eight seasons but continued to make an impact on this community after his playing days ended. He will be missed greatly.”Lassiter closed out his career by playing one season for the Chargers and one season with the Rams. He appeared in 129 games overall and finished his NFL career with 25 interceptions.Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones.