Dec 24, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Shonn Greene (23) runs with the ball during the first half of their game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Shonn Greene by the Numbers


To continue this Shonn Greene Saturday morning, a look at Shonn by the numbers. We take a look at how Shonn fares compared to other big name backs selected in the draft with him, 2009. First, here are Shonn’s numbers for comparison:

2,360 yards rushing, 4.3 yards per carry.

Now, here are the other backs:

Knowshon Moreno:1,905 yards, 4.1 yards per carry
Beanie Wells:2,237 yards, 4.2 yards per carry
Donald Brown:1,423 yards, 4.2 yards per carry
LeSean McCoy:3,026 yards, 4.8 yards per carry

The point? Shonn Greene has faired pretty well for himself. He has better numbers than 3 out of 4 of these guys. And even McCoy, who we all see as a gamebreaker, doesn’t even have 1,000 yards more than Shonn.

He’s not so bad, Shonn Greene. Give him a chance.

Tags: 2009 Nfl Draft Alan Schechter Beanie Wells Knowshon Moreno Lesean Mccoy NY Jets Shonn Greene