5 surprise NY Jets players on the roster bubble this summer

NY Jets, Ty Johnson
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NY Jets, Ty Johnson
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2. Ty Johnson, RB, NY Jets

Ty Johnson has been a surprisingly productive player since he was claimed off waivers by the Jets a couple of years ago. The former Detroit Lions draft pick has carved out a role and even seemed primed for a major role last season.

However, the speedy Johnson has seen his stock fall a bit over the last 6-7 months and now finds himself on the roster bubble entering the summer.

The Jets went out and drafted Iowa State's Breece Hall early in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft — a player who many believed to be the best running back in his class.

Hall will join 2021 fourth-round pick Michael Carter in what very well could be one of the best young running back duos in the league. Those two figure to receive the lion's share of backfield touches.

The real battle is for the third running back spot. Right now, veteran Tevin Coleman likely has the early edge.

Coleman was surprisingly efficient last season and proved that, even at 29 years old, he still has something left in the tank. He was simply a more reliable player than Johnson, especially when it came to the passing game.

Johnson is fighting a bit of an uphill battle and will also be competing with the likes of La'Mical Perine and undrafted rookie Zonovan Knight for snaps this summer.

If the Jets carry four running backs, Johnson probably gets the nod, but much like the others on this list, I wouldn't put money on him making the final roster. It's far from a guarantee.