Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) high steps into the end zone for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Using his running ability in the backfield, he is being targeted by Dalton as a formidable receiver in the flats as well. His agility and good speed make him dangerous in open space, and he is averaging 25.8 receiving yards per game on top of everything else.
What some may see as merely a rookie running back that has yet to become a workhouse back for Cincinnati, others see his speed, ability to run through tackles, and the astounding patience we witnessed during his 28 yard run against the Patriots to carry the team into New England territory.
Oh, and you can’t forget the game-changing score he got against Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football. And no one’s forgetting his memorable leaping-score vs the Green Bay Packers in Week 3:
They also see a star future back for the Bengals, a position that has eluded Cincinnati’s spotlight for a long time.
Rookie of the year isn’t out of the question either.