Despite struggling this past season, RB Rashad Jennings thinks he will be back with the Giants next year.
"I expect to be back," Jennings said, via NJ.com. "And I definitely want to be back. I've got one more year on my contract, and I've got a lot to prove. I look forward to doing it in New York again."
The veteran running back ran for only 593 yards on 181 carries and three touchdowns in 2016, averaging a mere 3.3 yards per carry, and gave way to rookie RB Paul Perkins as the team's primary back towards the end of the season.
Jennings added that he would understand if the Giants release him, as the move would save the team about $2.5 million in cap space this coming season.
However, Jennings, who turns 32 in March, said he left his end-of-season interview with head coach Ben McAdoo feeling good about his future with New York.
"The exit meeting was good. It was very upbeat. It was a good conversation with McAdoo, talking about how the season progressed," said Jennings. "He asked what things he can do better to capture the team even more. We exchanged some information about that, and he asked me, 'How do you assess yourself?'
"I said, 'Obviously, I didn't have the personal year that I trained for, the personal year that I worked for. I have a hunger and a desire to come back and prove that to myself, and my teammates. We left it off on a good note, I'm excited for the offseason."