Let’s continue our look back at 2012 for the New York Giants with running back Andre Brown. Brown wasn’t really expected to do all that much. He was a guy who was coming off blowing out his achilles and had been cut by the Giants and other NFL teams. The most famous thing he did as a football player was his “I got a ring” song at the Giants Super Bowl Victory Parade.
Well, the 2012 campaign was his breakout until his season ended with a broken left fibula. Let’s take a look.
2012 Stats: 73 carries, 385 yards, 8 touchdowns, 12 receptions for 86 yards
2012 Game Of The Year: Brown got the start for an injured Ahmad Bradshaw in week three against the Carolina Panthers and put himself on the NFL map. Brown rushed for 113 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns.
Where 2012 Went Wrong: Obviously, breaking your fibula and landing on season ending IR is kind of a bummer. Brown was among the league leaders in touchdowns at the time of his injury.
2013 Outlook: Brown is a restricted free agent, and you have to wonder if a team will swoop in and try to sign him. If he is back with the Giants, he may not have as a big a role on the team, with the late emergence of first-round pick David Wilson. However, with Bradshaw’s injury history, and Wilson still being a unproven, Brown could find himself among the running back rotation, since the Giants like to use multiple backs anyway.