When it comes to running the football, all you need is a dominating running back to get the job done. What if you’re lucky enough to have three running backs each bringing a unique style on offense? Such is the case with the New York Jets and their top trio at the position.
Spearheaded by Chris Johnson, both Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell are ready to work together and have the Jets take off this upcoming season with their respective talents. Each individual is thinking about the bigger picture that awaits if everything comes together as planned. There is no controversy here as a unique bond has been forming between the three ever since the start of training camp and it’s showing on the field. It’s to the point that at this very moment all three are officially listed as starters on the Jets’ depth chart. Talk about a cohesive unit, eh?
Roles have already been discussed for each member so that a unique responsibility is assigned to contribute towards success. Johnson is expected to have the majority of snaps but won’t be stuck as an every-down option. That’s where Ivory and Powell will step in to help alleviate some of the wear and tear to give Johnson a breather when it’s needed. This is key since if Johnson can stay healthy all season long, it will bode very well for the Jets and his quest to have another 2,000-plus yard season. If he performs well, everyone will follow suit.
The Jets have also decided to have goal-line situations be handled almost exclusively by Ivory. His strength and size give him an advantage to run it up the gut and just plow his way in. Screen plays will handled primarily by Powell as he’s a very good option to throw to and has the speed to be a difference-maker in close football games. Overall, this will be a very fun group to watch as they know they will run over opponents like there is no tomorrow.
One yard at a time.