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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9. Shonn Greene, RB, NY Jets

Shonn Greene provided a reliable and powerful presence in the Jets' backfield from 2009 to 2012. He showcased his skills in the playoffs, setting a franchise record with six rushing touchdowns in the postseason. Greene's ability to break tackles and churn out tough yards made him a key contributor to the team's success during his tenure.

Greene was another short-lived Jet, only playing four seasons with the club, but man were those four seasons great.

Greene played for the Jets during their dominant 2009 and 2010 seasons as a breakout back, emerging on the scene as the lead back during the 2009 season. Greene was a coach's favorite, embodying the "smashmouth" football style of the Rex Ryan era.

In the 2009 season, Greene rushed 108 times for 540 yards and two touchdowns. However, in the playoffs, Greene really found his footing. In just three games that postseason Greene ran 54 times for 304 yards, adding another two scores.

His biggest run that postseason came in the AFC Divisional Round against San Diego. With just seven minutes left and the Jets clinging to a 10-7 lead, Greene burst through the middle for a 53-yard touchdown run, putting away the game for good.

Greene continued his breakout playoffs in his sophomore season, rushing 185 times for 766 yards in the 2010 season. Once again, though, it was the playoffs when Greene shined the brightest.

He rushed for almost 200 yards over the next three games that postseason, once again putting away an opponent late. With just under two minutes left against the Patriots in the Divisional Round, Greene took a handoff and scampered 16 yards to increase the Jets' lead to 28-14 and send the team to the AFC Championship.

Greene would finish his Jets tenure with 822 carries for 3423 yards and 18 touchdowns, adding another 482 yards through the air.

Despite the lack of gaudy stats, his playoff moments earned him love and respect from Jets fans everywhere, earning him the number nine spot on the list. He would also go on to rush for over 1,000 yards in both the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the team.