So, should the Giants get involved?
Well, with the Giants saying good bye to Brandon Jacobs, the team does have a need for a running back to compliment Ahmad Bradshaw, especially a strong north to south runner like Stewart. Stewart and the Giants could be the perfect marriage.
However, you have to look at the logistics of it and see if a trade is even plausible. Stewart is in the last year of his rookie contract and the Panthers would likely be looking at high draft pick or a combination of picks. Len Pasquarelli of the Sports XChange cites that Stewart would have to agree to a new deal before he gets traded.
Pittsburgh, Denver (with his old coach John Fox) and Green Bay are other possible suitors.
Clearly, there would have to be some work done with the cap to get such a deal done, but the prospects of Stewart suiting up for the Giants is still nevertheless enticing.
Stewart was drafted with the 13th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Stewart has had to share the rushing load for the Panthers with another first round pick, DeAngelo Williams.
Maybe a change in scenery will revitalize Stewart's career and with Bradshaw having the propensity to get injured often, Stewart would provide great insurance for the Giants. Stewart has only missed two games in his four years in the league.
It may be difficult for the Giants to swing this as they are likely to add depth at running back via the draft as that is usually their m.o.
For his career, Stewart has rushed for 3,500 yards with 26 touchdowns. What also makes Stewart so appealing is his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield as he has racked up 81 receptions (a whopping 47 of which came last year) for 702 yards and three touchdowns.
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