Carter's TD marks the first Jets touchdown scored in the first half so far this season. To list an ugly stat: the Jets were outscored 46 to 3 in first halves entering Week 4, so Carter's score adds a special oomph to team morale.
Check out the rookie's highlight below:
New York has been ramping up Carter's workload in recent weeks, when he recorded 11 carries against New England and nine against Denver. Through three games, Carter has posted 89 rushing yards and no score — until now.
NY Jets running back Michael Carter rushes for his first TD in Week 4 vs. Titans
Carter, Tevin Coleman, and Ty Johnson are currently competing for touches in the Jets' backfield, with Carter getting slightly more action than Johnson and Coleman having been sidelined for a short stretch due to an illness.
The 2021 fourth-rounder has emerged as the tentative primary ball-carrier for New York, but he's run into some struggles as the Jets' offense is still looking to get into a rhythm.
In Week 4's loss to the Broncos, the Jets abandoned the run game far too early and left their offense extremely one-dimensional as a result.
Hopefully, Zach Wilson and the Jets can create more dynamic offensive opportunities this game and continue to incorporate Carter in running schemes. This is Carter's first TD in 2021, but it certainly won't be his last.