Jets Could Show Interest in Cowboys RB Felix Jones
Jones would be a solid change of pace running back in the New York backfield. It's doubtful he'd be able to take a large workload, but it could be worth a try if he gets off to a hot start.
The cash-strapped Jets will need to play moneyball this offseason by finding the best market value for talent. Felix Jones represents great value after a mediocre 2012 campaign.
In 2009, Jones' sophomore season, the ball-carrier rushed for 685 yards on 111 carries, averaging 5.9 yards per tote. Comparatively, a multitude of injuries later, Jones was only able to rush for 402 on a similar number of carries (116), averaging a measly 3.6 yards per carry in 2012.
Attrition has taken its toll on Jones, who was once a talented rusher. That said, if the Jets keep him around 100 carries and utilize him as a receiver as well, he could make waves in New York.
Speaking of coaches, Jones also has a connection to Jets quarterbacks coach David Lee. Lee and Jones overlapped at Arkansas so there is a familiarity there that can't be ignored.
The Jets have to worry about issues under center and in the receiving corps; signing on Felix Jones would be a low-cost alternative to a large problem. He's a fun player to watch when he gets going and could really thrive in New York.
This mutually beneficial signing could be New York's first order of business this offseason.
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