When we wrote up the team needs of the Giants this week, we mentioned running back as fourth on the list because of the uncertainty surrounding the future of Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs.
It seems like the plan for the Giants is to retain Bradshaw, one way or another.
Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com writes that the “Giants are expected to re-sign Bradshaw.” The team likely values him more than any other team will, and should be able to get a deal done.
It’s also possible that Bradshaw, a fourth-year player, could be a restricted free agent if the league returns to play under last year’s rules. Bradshaw wouldn’t hold it against the Giants if they just offered him a one-year tender.
“I wouldn’t be frustrated,” Bradshaw told the Newark Star-Ledger this week. “It’s whatever they give me. It’s a business.”
Bradshaw is one of the most underrated backs in the league, but perhaps not the type of guy to attract a huge bidding war on the open market. It sounds like there will be enough mutual interest between him and the Giants to keep him in New York.