Would Cedric Benson Be the Right Fit for the New York Jets?

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Jan 07, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson (32) rushes against the Houston Texans during the first quarter of the 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

The draft is over, and we get back to the possibile free agent acquisitions that are still available. Former head coach Eric Mangini was on TV saying today that the Jets are the best fit for Cedric Benson. But is that true? Let’s take a look.

He is still under 30 (29), and his stats have been good over the last three years. Three straight 1,000 yard seasons is nothing to sneeze at. However, take a closer look at 2011 between Benson, and Shonn Greene, and you will learn interesting information. Greene, for all there is that we don’t like, averaged 4.2 yards per carry, Benson only 3.9. And Greene’s average was behind our “wonderful” offensive line. Think about that. Benson carried the ball 20 times more than Greene, but only recorded 14 more yards. Benson doesn’t get the average per carry, only rushing for over 4 yards per carry as a full time starter in 2009.

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