Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE
The Jets have a ton of players who will definitely get carries for them in 2012. The Jets won’t just use running backs to get these carries, though, they will also be handing the ball off to wide receivers and even a quarterback.
The majority of the rushes will be taken by Shonn Greene, who rushed for over 1,000 yards last season, and Joe McKnight. These rushers complement each other very well, as Greene is a power back and McKnight is more of a scatback.
The Jets also have Bilal Powell and Terrance Ganaway on their roster. These two backs combined for 2,952 yards and 32 touchdowns in their final years at Louisville (Powell) and Baylor (Ganaway).
The Jets also like to use their wide receivers in their running game, and now, have two who can handle the ball with speed. Kerely had five carries during his rookie season with the Jets, and Stephen Hill has had 12 carries during his college career as well.
Besides these skill players, the Jets have a new quarterback who will certainly be featured in the rushing game. You may have heard of him before. His name is Tim Tebow.
Tebow rushed the ball 122 times last season for 660 yards and six touchdowns in only 14 games. With his 5.4 yards per carry average for his career, you know Sparano will use him heavily in the running game and may have him in the game with Mark Sanchez very often.