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NY Jets: Tevin Coleman a possible trade candidate after Derrick Henry injury

By Kristen Wong
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The NY Jets could be sellers heading into the trade deadline, and one player they can put on the market is running back Tevin Coleman.

This is the 28-year-old's first year in New York. As far as the depth chart goes, he's slated firmly behind Michael Carter and Ty Johnson at RB3.

In other circumstances, the Jets may be more inclined to keep Coleman as a valuable depth piece, but as it stands, other teams in the NFL are needier at the position and could be willing to offer draft assets in return.

After Week 8, Tennessee Titans' running back Derrick Henry could be out for the season, which would be a catastrophic blow given how much the Titans rely on him.

NY Jets could trade Tevin Coleman to Titans or another RB-needy team by the trade deadline

In Henry's place, backup Jeremy McNichols offers decent potential, but Tennessee may want to look for a better option — or just more options — externally.

Coleman, a seventh-year pro, has 21 carries for 73 yards in four games this season and has yet to record a touchdown.

Still, he had 500+ rushing yard seasons from 2016 to 2019 when he played for the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers, and he could be a dependable RB2, at least, for the right team.

The only problem for the Jets is that after Carter and Johnson, New York would have little depth to lean on in the running back room. God forbid one of them gets injured, the Jets' season would take a worse turn than it already has (a miraculous Week 8 win, notwithstanding).

That is, unless 2020 fourth-round pick La'Mical Perine managed to impress.

Coleman is just one of several names on the running back trade candidate list, and no doubt the Titans will be doing their research on each player and his respective fit on the team.

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If the Jets and Titans do strike a deal by the trade deadline and send Coleman to Tennessee, New York will miss him, but only as veteran insurance.

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