NY Jets Position Group No. 3 - Running Backs
Now we can get to the roster groups that everyone is excited to see. The Jets have lacked a 1,000-yard rusher since Chris Ivory in 2015.
If a single rusher can't eclipse that mark in 2021, hopefully the multi-headed beast that Joe Douglas has assembled in the backfield can get the job done just the same.
Tevin Coleman, Ty Johnson, Lamical Perine, and new rookie face in Michael Carter (the other one) are names that could help free up the passing game for Zach Wilson.
With the new look offensive line hopefully set to open up gaping holes for them to run through, the Jets could see a rushing attack that they have been missing for years.
Wilson shined in the play action game in his BYU college days, and Mike LaFleur's system will surely use that to it's advantage.
The Jets don't currently have a feature back like many teams do, such as a Saquon Barkley or an Alvin Kamara. That being said, if they have three running backs that get the same results as they do, then that might just be even better.
Even some of the running backs buried on the depth chart will likely contribute to the offense. Ty Johnson and Josh Adams ran wild when given the chance to start in a two-headed-monster style offense against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Johnson had the only 100-yard game by a Jets running back last season, while Adams averaged 9.2 yards per carry against Las Vegas.
The running back corps isn't just talented, it's extremely deep. Even if one running back goes down, there are seemingly three more to take their place. Whoever the Jets decide to run with, the organization and fans have to feel confident in whoever carries the rock.
The 2009-2010 Jets rushed their way right into the playoffs. Why not have it happen again?