New York Jets: Could Zac Stacy be hidden gem in 2015?
While new offensive coordinator Chan Gailey might decide on running a full spread offense for the New York Jets come next season, the team will still have quite the great situation at running back. With Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Zac Stacy, Stevan Ridley and Daryl Richardson as all quality candidates to land on the Jets’ final roster, could there be a hidden gem in the rough that could truly surprise the football world come next season?
At the 2015 NFL Draft, the Jets were able to acquire his talents via trade since he wanted out of the St. Louis Rams bad after they drafted running back Todd Gurley in the 1st Round. In just two seasons so far in the NFL, he contributed 1,266 yards on 326 attempts and eight touchdowns.
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While he’s not really a dual-threat kind of option at running back, he did contribute 293 yards on 44 receptions for one touchdown the past two years. With his speed and ability to plow his way through open gaps straight to daylight, he might turn out to be quite the surprise for the Jets once he gets a football in his hands.
Stacy is a power running back that has plenty of weapons in his arsenal to keep those chains moving. With his solid skill-set of using juke moves, stiff arms and turning on his speed at the right time, he will bring an interesting dynamic to a revitalized Jets’ offense.
Considering that the Jets will most likely have a more aerial attack this upcoming season, they will have a potent running game to compliment it nicely. Stacy should definitely be able to get some starting reps and fill in for Ivory when need be. They are similar in style with their rushing attack which is a good thing since they could be quite the tandem come next season.
Overall, Stacy will deliver nicely for the Jets and make most of his golden opportunity to start things over again on a team that is definitely on the rise. Keep an eye on him this upcoming season since he has potential to really contribute to the Jets on a consistent basis.
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