1. Matt Forte, RB
It’s crazy to think that Matt Forte, a two-time pro bowl running back who has rushed for over a thousand yards five times, is now considered to be a boom or bust player just because he hit the 30-year-old mark.
But that’s the NFL of today – all running backs have lost their value, especially those who are 30 years or older.
With the NFL cracking down on hits above the torso, more and more defenders are diving at players’ knees, which could be troublesome for Forte, who has a history of knee injuries. However, if Forte can stay healthy this season he has the potential to be the second-best player on offense for New York.
Chan Gailey loves to utilize the running back position in the passing game and Forte has arguably been the best receiving running back in the NFL since LaDainian Tomlinson left the league in 2011.
My Vote: BOOM
The Jets have depth at running back, which means Forte won’t be bearing a heavy workload. He’ll be used on early running downs and on passing situations, which is exactly where he thrives.