Matthew John Breida is an American football running back for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He currently wears the number 31 jersey. He played college football at Georgia Southern and signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2017. He also played for Miami Dolphins.
Breida played college football at Georgia Southern. As a sophomore in 2014, he rushed for a Sun Belt Conference-leading 1,485 yards (1.36 km) (second most by a GSU sophomore to Adrian Peterson) and 17 touchdowns on 171 carries, along with eight receptions for 97 yards (88.7 meters) and a touchdown.
This included a career-best 210 yards (192.02 m) against the Navy on November 15. As a junior in 2015, he improved to 1,609 yards (1,471.27 m) (second in the conference to Larry Rose III) and a conference-leading 17 touchdowns on 203 carries.
On April 25, 2020, during the 2020 NFL Draft, Breida was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a fifth-round pick, which the 49ers used to select West Virginia offensive lineman Colton McKivitz. Breida was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Dolphins on December 4, 2020, and activated on December 16.
On March 29, 2021, Breida signed a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. Sparingly used due to the presence of running backs Zack Moss and Devin Singletary, Breida scored his first touchdowns with the Bills in week 10 vs. the New York Jets.
Playing mainly on special teams with just 8 offensive snaps, he rushed the ball 3 times for 28 yards (25.6 meters) and a touchdown, in addition to catching 3 passes for 22 yards (20.12 meters) and a touchdown, but also lost a fumble. On March 21, 2022, Breida signed with the New York Giants.