"Toby has the ability to do it all," Fisch said per the Florida Times-Union. "He can catch it well. He can pass protect well, and he's going to be in the game a lot -- third down, base downs, short-yardage, passing downs."
Gerhart has averaged 4.7 yards per carry in his career with 276 regular-season career carries.
"Knowing he was going to have to pass protect, catch the ball out of the backfield and get tough yardage, he was a really good fit for us," Caldwell said of why they recruited him in free agency this offseason. "He'll get the bulk of the carries and he'll be a great asset."
"He’s a horse," running backs coach Terry Richardson told the Florida Times-Union. "He’s a big guy, and I talked to one of his former [position] coaches, and he was saying Toby had the strongest legs he’s been around in terms of his leg drive and leg power. We’re excited about that."
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The report says the team is looking for a replacement for the departed
"He's getting to the point where you don't have to give him the ball 50 times a game for 16 games," said general manager Rick Spielman. "Adrian's the face of our franchise, but Norv (Turner) has a history of having two backs to keep him fresh, because I think it's very important as you go through the season that they're still strong in Week 16 and they're still strong when you get into the playoffs."
Minnesota doesn't have a surefire No. 2 back on the roster.
After that, Minnesota has just Joe Banyard and Bradley Randle on the roster. They've mostly been practice squad players.
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