Since arriving in New York as an unheralded seventh-round pick in the 2007 draft, Ahmad Bradshaw has been the consummate overachiever.
First he broke through a seemingly impenetrable depth chart in his rookie year and rose to become a contributing factor during the extraordinary Super Bowl run in January 2008.
Then he outworked and outperformed the higher paid and more heralded Brandon Jacobs, stealing the starting role last season.
He's a classic undersized runner: not drafted in a high round because of his lack of size but a ferociously tough player who plays hard all the time.
Added to that, he has an explosiveness that few players in the NFL can match.
His contract is up, which is a blow for the Giants because they had him at a bargain and now have to either pay up or watch him walk.
He'll be heavily courted by a slew of teams, so here's a look at some of the rumors about him and the Giants running back situation