NY Jets running backs (3):
- Michael Carter (R), Tevin Coleman, Ty Johnson
The running back battle this summer will be a fierce one, but a clear pecking order was established this spring.
It didn't take long for rookie Michael Carter to emerge as the de facto "lead" back in what should be a committee backfield. Tevin Coleman's roster spot should be safe and he figures to have a significant role as the only veteran of the group.
The Jets like Ty Johnson and he's been splitting touches with Carter and Coleman in the first-team offense. Behind them, 2020 fourth-rounder La'Mical Perine has been split between first and second-team reps.
Perine is far from a lock for the roster and will need a standout summer to convince the Jets that he deserves a spot. The fact that he isn't quite the scheme fit that the others are doesn't help his case.
Despite showing promise last season, Josh Adams has fallen down the depth chart and seems like a longshot to make the team. The same could be said for Austin Walter whose only path to a roster spot will be on specials.
Expect a running back rotation of Carter, Coleman, and Johnson unless Perine can prove that he belongs.