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ESNY Video: Who Will Lead The New York Jets Backfield In 2017?

Jan 1, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) runs for a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the 2nd quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets Boss and Lead Writer, Boy Green, gave his take on the running back depth chart heading into training camp.

With the quarterback position up in the air, the New York Jets will have to rely on their backfield for any offensive success.

FUN FACT: The Jets only have four players over the age of 30 on the roster and Matt Forte is one of them.

Will the Jets maximize Forte’s offensive ability? Well, they sure didn’t last year with Chan Gailey at the helm.

But there’s a new sheriff in town, John Morton, who appears to be leaning on the west coast system. A key cog in that machine is running backs who are versatile.

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The Jets have three of those on the roster in Forte, Bilal Powell and new draftee Elijah McGuire.

How will that rotation split? Who will step up to the plate? I discussed that in the latest training camp positional preview:

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Paul A. Esden, Jr.

People call me Boy Green for my unwavering dedication to all things New York Jets. I work at The Score 1260 in Syracuse and I’m extremely passionate about sports. I aspire to continue my rise through the business and hopefully I’ll end up working for the New York Jets in some capacity.