After a trip to London, this year's bye week is upon us for the NY Jets. That means no football from our favorite team. No cheering. No trembling. No jitters. No suspense. So it's a good time to take a closer look at the Jets' running back committee.
Of the current three-man committee, Ty Johnson is the one who has been with the Jets the longest. After Johnson was waived by the Detroit Lions last October, the Jets pounced and claimed him.
His rookie season with the Lions produced mixed results with only 273 rushing yards. He also failed to improve on his final year with the Jets. At the end of the season, he had 254 rushing yards.
Along with Johnson, Tevin Coleman was expected to shape the Jets' backfield this season. Coleman joined the Jets as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
The veteran running back didn't see much action last season due to an ankle and knee injury so the fresh start in New York seemed perfect for him.
In this year's draft, the Jets secured Michael Carter from North Carolina in the fourth round. In college, Carter totaled over 1,000 rushing yards in each of his final two seasons.
The running back order seemed mostly clear before the season began. Coleman was going to be the lead back, with Johnson and Carter mixing in plenty as well.