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Jonathan Stewart

30-Year-Old Running Back – Carolina Panthers

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Stewart has done yeoman's work for the Panthers since being selected 13th overall in 2008, but his tenure as the team's starting RB appears to be drawing to a close after Carolina nabbed Christian McC...

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2017 ADP:  121.41

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HT: 5' 10"   WT: 240   DOB: 3/21/1987  College: Oregon  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Jonathan Stewart Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3 million contract extension that runs through 2018 in March of 2017.

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Stewart carried 15 times for 40 yards in Sunday's 9-3 win over the Bills.

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Jonathan Stewart NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 21 16 184 838 10 4.6 - - - - - 8 47 5.9 0 17 - - - - - -
2009 22 16 221 1133 10 5.1 11 3 - - - 18 139 7.7 1 26 - - - - - -
2010 23 CAR 14 178 770 2 4.3 5 2 2 0 0 8 103 12.9 1 14 0 0 0 0 4 4
2011 24 CAR 16 142 761 4 5.4 6 0 0 0 0 47 413 8.8 1 61 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 25 CAR 9 93 336 1 3.6 2 0 0 0 0 17 157 9.2 1 23 0 0 0 0 2 0
2013 26 CAR 6 48 180 0 3.8 0 0 0 0 0 7 44 6.3 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014 27 CAR 13 175 809 3 4.6 4 1 2 1 0 25 181 7.2 1 31 0 0 0 0 2 1
2015 28 CAR 13 242 989 6 4.1 4 1 2 0 0 16 99 6.2 1 21 0 0 0 0 3 2
2016 29 CAR 13 218 824 9 3.8 6 1 1 0 0 8 60 7.5 0 21 0 0 0 0 3 2
2017 30 CAR 2 33 105 0 3.2 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 8.5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Jonathan Stewart Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2008 21 16 9.3 9.8 9.5 12 52 28 - - 1 3 2.8 0 - -
2009 22 16 12.1 13.2 12.6 14 71 44 24 16 1 9 5.3 1 1 1
2010 23 CAR 14 7.5 8.1 7.8 13 55 19 8 5 1 7 7.4 0 0 0
2011 24 CAR 16 9.2 12.2 10.7 9 48 19 10 9 3 26 6.8 4 0 0
2012 25 CAR 9 6.8 8.7 7.8 10 37 9 5 1 2 17 6.8 2 1 0
2013 26 CAR 6 3.7 4.9 4.3 8 30 6 2 0 1 7 6.3 0 0 0
2014 27 CAR 13 9.5 11.4 10.4 13 62 19 7 5 2 14 5.8 1 1 0
2015 28 CAR 13 11.6 12.8 12.2 19 76 47 18 9 1 8 4.7 2 0 0
2016 29 CAR 13 11.0 11.6 11.3 17 63 40 22 16 1 5 2.9 3 1 0
2017 30 CAR 2 9.1 10.1 9.6 17 53 4 4 4 1 9 5.7 1 1 0
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Jonathan Stewart – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2017

Jonathan Stewart was on the field for 54 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.


Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Jonathan Stewart was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 607 0
2016 566 0
2017 54 0
Jonathan Stewart 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @SF 29 0 18 65 0 3.6 0 0 2 17 8.5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 1 0
2 Buf 25 0 15 40 0 2.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
3 NO
4 @NE
5 @Det
6 Phi
7 @Chi
8 @TB
9 Atl
10 Mia
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @NYJ
13 @NO
14 Min
15 GB
16 TB
17 @Atl

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jonathan Stewart  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 10"
Weight:   240 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.46 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.53 sec
Cone Drill:   7.44 sec
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   37 in
Broad Jump:   128 in
Bench Press:   28 reps
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Jonathan Stewart: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Stewart rushed 18 times for 65 yards and caught both of his targets for 17 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 23-3 victory over the 49ers.

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Stewart gained 39 yards on five carries in Thursday's preseason game against Jacksonville.

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Stewart rushed four times for eight yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game during Saturday's loss to the Titans in Week 2 of the preseason.

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Stewart totaled four yards on two carries in Wednesday's preseason opener versus the Texans.

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Stewart is expected to receive the majority of the Panthers' first- and second-down carries this season, while Christian McCaffrey serves as the team's third-down running back, David Newton of reports.

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Stewart is not concerned about his role heading into the upcoming campaign, when coach Ron Rivera has insisted he'll continue to see the bulk of Carolina's carries, Max Henson of reports.

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Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman expects No. 8 overall draft pick Christian McCaffrey to have an immediate impact in the Carolina backfield complementing Stewart and Cam Newton, Bryan Strickland of the team's official website reports.

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Weíre trained not to expect a full season from Stewart, as heís made it to 16 full games just once in six years. Nonetheless, last yearís return was pretty good. He graded out No. 15 in basic-scoring points per game, and No. 16 in aggregate fantasy points. He even made his first Pro Bowl appearance. Stewart is unlikely to ever be a goal-line monster given the presence of Cam Newton, but his rushing TD total was his best since 2009. But forget Stewart as a pass-catcher; he was the only top-16 back who finished with fewer than 100 receiving yards. Itís a league filled with backfield platoons in most cities, and Stewart is another player who has to accept that fact of life. Carolinaís romp through the regular season was wonderful for Stewartís game flow last year ó he never had less than 10 carries in any start, and at one point he logged 20 or more attempts in eight straight games. Opportunity is a huge part of the fantasy equation at running back, but itís also difficult to see Carolina cruising that easily in 2016. No matter how good a team looks on paper, 15-1 seasons usually come with a regression tax. And when the Panthers are playing catch-up, Stewart usually isnít on the field. Add it all up and we see a handy player, but someone without major upside.


This time last year, rumors swirled that Stewart was finally at full health after two injury-plagued campaigns. While those rumors didn't completely pan out ó Stewart missed three games early in the season with a knee injury and battled minor ailments the rest of the year ó when he was on the field he looked rejuvenated, posting his highest rushing total since 2009 and highest YPC since 2011. Stewart's vision, balance and agility complement his power, making him difficult to bring down in the open field, and his 56 missed or broken tackles last season ranked among the NFL's leaders. That's an especially impressive feat when you consider his workload compared to workhorses such as Eddie Lacy, who managed 49 in 87 more touches. Stewart also has good hands as a receiver, though the Panthers haven't thrown to him much in recent years. With DeAngelo Williams now in Pittsburgh and Carolina not signing a big-name free agent or using a high draft pick on a running back, the starting job is all Stewart's entering this season. Despite last year's success, however, he still has a poor track record when it comes to staying healthy, and the added snaps that come with having little competition might end up being more curse than blessing.


Once a speedy and powerful runner, Stewart has seen his skills sapped by ankle and knee injuries. As a result, he's played just 15 games over the last two seasons, averaging under 3.7 YPC in that span. A 10-touchdown rusher in each of his first two seasons in the league, Stewart's totaled seven rushing scores in the last four seasons combined, including precisely zero last year. The good news is that Stewart enters 2014 healthy after missing the end of the regular season as well as the playoffs last year; of course, it seems like every time he takes the ball, he runs a high risk of major injury. Nonetheless, the Panthers restructured Stewart's massive contract over the offseason, allowing them to continue using him in a committee approach with DeAngelo Williams while quarterback Cam Newton and Mike Tolbert dominate the goal-line situations. Unfortunately, even if Stewart can stay healthy, he won't yield much fantasy value with all that competition for touches.


Since entering the league as a 2008 first-round pick, Stewart's upside has been limited by a timeshare with DeAngelo Williams. The addition of Cam Newton the last two years only made things worse, as the quarterback has scored 22 rushing touchdowns over that span. To make matters worse, Stewart will start the season on PUP list and miss Carolina's first five games. Stewart also missed a career-high seven games last season due to an ankle injury that required arthroscopic surgery in January. While Stewart is still just 26, his injury-status, ineffectiveness in 2012 (career-low 3.6 YPC) and Carolina's deep backfield rotation (including Williams, Mike Tolbert and rookie speedster Kenjon Barner), make it unlikely he sees a big workload. When healthy, the 5-10, 235-pound Stewart is a power runner with good straight-ahead speed, and he's also a reliable pass-catcher out of the backfield.


Once again working in a backfield by committee, Stewart impressed when given the chance, finishing with 5.4 YPC. Moreover, after entering last season with a total of 34 receptions in his career, he racked up 47 catches for 413 yards in 2011. A whopping 33.1 percent of his carries went for first downs, which led the NFL by a wide margin, and counting both rushing and receiving, Stewart forced 52 missed tackles, which ranked fifth among all backs despite his limited workload. Stewart is powerful, but heís also explosive for someone whoís 235 pounds, and heíll be playing for a new contract at the end of this season. If Stewart somehow approached 300 rushing attempts, thereís little doubt heíd be a top-five fantasy back. Unfortunately, with DeAngelo Williams around (and Cam Newton there to steal goal-line carries), thatís unlikely to happen.


After recording 20 rushing scores his first two years in the league, Stewart reached the end zone just twice last season. He also finished with a career-low 770 rushing yards despite DeAngelo Williams missing the final 10 games with an injury. A concussion, Mike Goodsonís emergence and Carolina turning into the worst team in football were all contributing factors to Stewartís worst season as a pro. Stewart also lost four fumbles, which is glaringly bad considering his workload, but that had never been a big problem before. Stewart still managed to break 30 tackles last season, which tied for the 11th most in the NFL, and every back ahead of him played significantly more snaps except for LeGarrette Blount. Last year aside, itís clear Stewart is one of the more talented running backs in football, with legitimate tackle-breaking ability and a nose for the end zone. His fantasy value comes down to what happens to DeAngelo Williams. With Williams returning to Carolina thanks to a new five-year, $43 million contract, which included $21 million guaranteed, Stewart's value will depend on Williams' health throughout the season.


Stewart doesnít start for the Panthers, and the teamís timeshare isnít going away unless an injury occurs, but that doesnít mean heís to be ignored. He totaled 1,272 yards (5.1 YPC) with 11 touchdowns last season while getting just 221 carries. Over the final three games, when starter DeAngelo Williams was out of action, Stewart ran for 440 yards and scored four touchdowns, which reveals two things: his overall numbers would have looked far less impressive had Williams stayed healthy, and also Stewart would immediately become a top-three (if not the No. 1) fantasy back should Williams suffer a serious injury in 2010. While Stewart may be one of the five most talented backs in the NFL, with tremendous tackle-breaking ability combined with good speed, Williams is equally talented and deserving of half the carries. Offseason surgery is expected to fix the lingering foot injury that has plagued Stewart his first two years as a pro, so itís exciting to think of what he could do if finally pain-free. Despite limited work, his 11 carries for 20-plus yards were tied for third-most in the NFL, and he somehow managed the sixth-most tackles broken in the league. Heís a powerful back who remains the favorite to get goal-line carries this season. A backfield by committee is far from ideal, but the Panthers called 525 run plays last year ó the second-most in the NFL ó so Stewart will be plenty involved.


Stewart ran for 10 touchdowns during his rookie season, and while 836 rushing yards donít jump out at you, considering he never received 20 carries in a single game the production was impressive. He wasnít very active as a receiver, but his 4.5 YPC was strong, and that number actually jumped to 5.6 over the final seven games of the season. The improvement makes sense considering he was still recovering from offseason toe surgery in the beginning of the year. At 5-10, 235, Stewart is powerful yet possesses excellent speed. Tacklers seem to bounce off him, and heís already one of the best goal-line backs in the league, converting an NFL-best 78 percent (7-of-9) of his attempts last season. There isnít a more talented ďbackupĒ running back in football. DeAngelo Williams is coming off a fantastic season and will no doubt remain the starter, but Stewart will get plenty of carries, and Carolina did have 504 rushing attempts last year. Running behind a devastating offensive line, Stewart can be plenty productive even in a timeshare, and itís likely he receives the bulk of the all-important goal-line work. It would be nice if he contributed more in the passing game, but Stewart did catch five balls for 67 yards over the final three games last year if you include the postseason, giving some reason for optimism. If Williams were to suffer a serious injury, Stewart would immediately become a top-three fantasy option. At press time, Stewart had not participated in minicamp or OTAs due to an ankle issue, and the Panthers were not forthcoming about the details. Chances are heíll be fine for the start of training camp, but be sure to check on his status this summer before drafting him.


Despite playing through a painful toe injury that limited his ability to cut, Stewart ran for 1,722 yards with 11 touchdowns on 6.2 YPC last year in Oregon. He underwent toe surgery in early March, giving him ample time for recovery, so he should be ready for training camp. At 5-11, 230, Stewart is big and powerful, but he also possesses good speed, running his 40 in 4.46 seconds. He's athletic enough to make defenders miss, and his receiving ability was a big reason why the Panthers made him the second running back taken in the draft. However, injuries plagued Stewart throughout his collegiate career, so durability is a concern. He's shown toughness, though, and a willingness to play through his maladies. A tacklebreaker who finishes his runs, Stewart immediately becomes the team's best option at the goal line, as DeAngelo Williams has struggled mightily in short-yardage situations throughout his career. While Williams averaged a solid 4.6 YPC the last two years, he lacks the coaching staff's trust, and he's a subpar blocker, so Stewart should be on the field during the majority of passing downs and short-yardage situations. If Williams could muster just 144 carries with only a mediocre DeShaun Foster (3.5 YPC) competing for touches, his workload figures only to decrease with Stewart aboard. With a healthy Jake Delhomme, an improved receiving corps and the addition of Jeff Otah to the line, Carolina's offense should be much improved. Coach John Fox has a run-first philosophy, so there's quite a bit of potential here. The Panthers haven't had a 1,000-yard rusher since Stephen Davis in 2003, but Stewart could change that in 2008.