The New York Jets lost Chris Ivory to the Jags today, meaning they’re in the market for a running back. Here are five possible replacements.
By Jeff Jarboe
The New York Jets officially parted ways with running back Chris Ivory today after the 27-year-old accepted an offer to join T.J. Yeldon in the Jacksonville Jaguars backfield.
The move shouldn’t come as much of a surpris- – the New York Daily News reported yesterday that the team was preparing to move on from Ivory as he had a number of teams expressing interest around the league, including Jacksonville.
Ivory’s spell back, Bilal Powell is the front-runner to replace Ivory as he won’t demand as expensive of a contract and already knows Chan Gailey’s system, but he too is an unrestricted free agent and may gain more interest around the league after a breakout 2015 campaign.
Even if the Jets bring Powell back, they’re going to need another running back or two. A Zac Stacy/Bilal Powell combo simply won’t cut it. Luckily, there’s a deep crop of veteran free agents available that Mike Maccagnan can look into.
Here are five names that come to mind: