Ranking the top 10 running backs in NY Jets history

From Curtis Martin to Matt Snell, here are the 10 best running backs in New York Jets history
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10. Adrian Murrell, RB, NY Jets

Adrian Murrell enjoyed a successful stint with the Jets from 1993 to 1997. He recorded four consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons, displaying his consistency and durability. Murrell's speed, agility, and ability to find running lanes made him a reliable option in the Jets' offense.

Murrell tallied 860 carries for 3,447 yards as a Jet, adding 127 catches for 740 yards. He scored a total of 18 touchdowns with Gang Green from 1993-1997.

He would go on to play for the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington over the next four seasons, finishing with over 1300 carries and almost 5200 yards in his career.

What is most impressive about Murrell in his time with the Jets was his ability to shoulder an incredible load by today's standards. In 1996, Murrell tallied 301 carries for 1,249 yards and followed that up in 1997 with another 300 carries for 1086 yards.

Lead backs in the NFL today are lucky to get to 200 carries per season, and Murrell managed to go over 300 in back-to-back campaigns.

Murrell began his career as a backup for the team, keeping his career stats a bit dampened with the team, and despite a few good seasons elsewhere, his two seasons of '96 and '97 stand out as his most successful, earning him a spot as a top 10 running back in New York Jets history.