New York Jets Must Make Tommy Bohanon Franchise Player

By Stephen Conway
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Tommy Bohanon, or T-Bone, was one of the best players for the New York Jets this past year.

This may come as a bit of a surprise, a fullback as the best player on a team. However, if you are a true Jets fan, and take into consideration the play of the roster as a whole, Bohanon has been the most consistent player on the team.

Sometimes, its better when you don’t hear a player’s name, and you rarely heard Bohanon’s name. Just like last year, you rarely heard right tackle Austin Howard‘s name after he replaced Wayne Hunter, and that was cause he was playing exceptional. Almost every play last year we heard Hunter’s name, and that is because he played poorly.

Bohanon’s name was rarely mentioned because he almost never missed a blocking assignment, and always played consistently well. Bohanon played in every game, and rushed for 63 yards on 17 attempts throughout the year, most of those coming during 3rd and 1s. He also played well coming out of the backfield, catching 11 passes for 69 yards.

In an offense that is rebuilding, such as the Jets, they need to start stabilizing people who can play, such as Bohanon. That is why they need to make him a franchise player. I am most definitely not saying use the franchise tag on him, but do whatever you can to keep him on the roster for as long as possible.

People thought John Connor would be like this. Connor played well in his first season but not so much in his second season. Bohanon played exceptionally well in his first season, and it looks as if he will continue to do so for a long time.

Bohanon is a work horse, a class act guy and someone that the Jets should keep for years to come.

Stephen Conway is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook, or add him on Google.

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