Fall 2021 SS Magazine

Jonathan Stewart brings his faith, veteran leadership to the New York Giants

The New York Giants are expected to sign veteran running back Jonathan Stewart, according to ESPN.

Stewart, 30, played 10 season for the Carolina Panthers before he was released in the offseason. Last year, he rushed for 680 yards and six touchdowns. He will be reunited with Giants offensive coordinator Mike Shula, who was the Panthers’ offensive coordinator from 2013-17.

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The Giants will be counting on Stewart’s experience to help improve a rushing attack that was 26th in the league last year. For his career, he’s rushed for 7,318 yards and 51 touchdowns.

Stewart’s talents extend to more than just the football field. In the offseason, he was featured on CBS’s “MVP: Most Valuable Performer,” playing the piano.

“It’s always been something that I play just to have an escape,” Stewart told the Charolette Observer. “Especially with football, it’s nice to have a total opposite extreme – of peace and quality time, of just relaxing … as opposed to going out on Sunday and banging my head against another person’s helmet.”

Most importantly, he finds his strength in his faith in Christ.

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