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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8. Bilal Powell, RB, NY Jets

Bilal Powell provided consistent production for the Jets from 2011 to 2018. Despite sharing carries with other running backs, Powell consistently showcased his versatility as a runner and receiver.

He recorded multiple 1,000-yard scrimmage seasons and was known for his elusiveness and ability to make defenders miss in the open field.

Powell, a fourth-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, is the longest-tenured Jet so far on this list. Primarily a special teams player and gadget weapon early in his career, Powell emerged as a dangerous weapon for the offense during the 2013 season.

In that 2013 campaign, Powell logged 176 carries for almost 700 yards and added another 36 catches for 272 yards. He would go on to have good, if not great, seasons in the 2016 and 2017 seasons as well.

In those two seasons, Powell logged over 1,500 rushing yards combined and an additional 550 receiving yards, scoring 10 touchdowns across two seasons. Powell also became the lifeblood of the organization, often playing bigger than his size and routinely being a hard worker during some difficult seasons.

Powell finished his Jets career with 850 carries for 3,675 yards and 15 touchdowns, adding 211 catches for another 1,600 yards and five scores. His longevity with the team and dual-threat ability as a pass-catching weapon get him on the list.