Toby Gerhart Emerging as Solid 2nd Option at RB for the Minnesota Vikings

November 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings are wasting a valuable opportunity to create the greatest one-two rushing attack in the NFL. Fourth-year running back Toby Gerhart is on pace for his fewest carries in a season with only 19 attempts in 11 games.
On Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, the Vikings were finally able to unleash the two-back attack many people envisioned when they drafted Gerhart in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft.
At first glance, it might have seemed to be a puzzling move to select Gerhart with the 51st pick overall. The Vikings already had a franchise running back in Adrian Peterson, who was averaging 1,495 yards and 13 touchdowns a season, having led the NFL in each category in 2008 and 2009 respectively.  
In his senior year at Stanford, Gerhart led the nation in 2009 with 28 rushing touchdowns. He finished four years at Stanford with 3,522 yards and 44 touchdowns. That included his sophomore season when he only got 12 carries due to a knee ...

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