Stewart: Panthers drafting a running back would be ‘a good thing’

Stewart: Panthers drafting a running back would be ‘a good thing’

Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart isn’t going to act as if his job’s being slowly taking away if the team bring in an upstart running back in 2017 NFL Draft.

In fact, he welcomes it, telling the Panthers’ official website that going in that direction is “a good thing.”

You always want fresh legs. Fresh legs mean a lot, especially in the fourth quarter. Having somebody potentially come in here,” Stewart said.  “There are a lot of good running backs in this draft class, a lot of talent. Definitely open arms to get somebody in here that wants to win and understands that. We’re better as a fist than we are as an open hand.”

The 30-year-old Stewart, entering his 10th season in Carolina, knows he’s no spring chicken, but still ran for a decent 824 yards with 9 TDs last season.