20 Facts About Matt Breida


Matthew John Breida was born on February 28,1995 and is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League.


Matt Breida played college football at Georgia Southern and signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2017.


Matt Breida signed with the San Francisco 49ers, one of numerous undrafted free agents, on May 4,2017.


Matt Breida entered the 2017 season as the backup to Carlos Hyde in the 49ers' backfield.


Matt Breida finished his rookie season with 465 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 21 receptions, 180 receiving yards, and a receiving touchdown.


Matt Breida entered the season expecting to back up newly signed free agent Jerick McKinnon, but McKinnon tore his ACL prior to the start of the season thrusting him to compete for the starting role with Alfred Morris.


Matt Breida began the season as backup to Morris, but out-gained the veteran with 46 yards in the season opening loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

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Frequently hampered by minor injuries, Matt Breida split carries with veterans Morris and Raheem Mostert.


Matt Breida rebounded with a 17-carry, 101-yard performance in a Week 10 loss to the New York Giants, and in his Week 11 return to the Tampa area, Breida recorded 106 yards on 14 rushes to move back to second in the NFL with 5.8 yards-per-carry, and added 34 receiving yards.


In Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks, Matt Breida had three receptions for 51 yards, but only five rushes for six yards before suffering an injury, and missing the next game.


Matt Breida returned two weeks later again in the second divisional game against the Seattle Seahawks, and recorded 96 yards-from-scrimmage in the win.


Matt Breida caught three passes for 15 yards and a touchdown.


Late in the season, Matt Breida was used less frequently as Raheem Mostert took over the second-string role.


Matt Breida finished the 2019 season with 623 rushing yards and a touchdown along with 19 receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown.


Matt Breida was fifth in the NFL with 5.1 yards per carry, his third consecutive season in the top 10.


Matt Breida finished the 2020 season with 59 carries for 254 rushing yards to go along with nine receptions for 96 receiving yards.


On March 29,2021, Matt Breida signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.


Sparingly used due to the presence of running backs Zack Moss and Devin Singletary, Matt Breida scored his first touchdowns with the Bills in Week 10 against the New York Jets.


On March 21,2022, Matt Breida signed a one-year contract with the New York Giants.


Matt Breida was adopted by Terri and Mike Matt Breida on March 2,1995.