New general manager John Idzik made it a distinct priority this offseason to improve upon the New York Jets' stagnant rushing game.
Last season, the Jets averaged just 3.8 yards per carry, which put pressure on the passing game, and second-rate QB Mark Sanchez failed to deliver.
The Jets have seemingly replenished the ground attack to the point of relevance. However, this season will invoke significant contributions from players that have never handled a bulk of the carries on offense.
New feature back Chris Ivory will lead a band of cast-offs that were complementary players at best last season. Ivory is destined to earn more touches than the Jets' other three running backs: Bilal Powell, Mike Goodson and Joe McKnight.
Each player will supposedly have a distinctive role in the team's new offense, in accordance with new OC Marty Mornhinweg's guidance, but it's highly unlikely for all four backs to be delegated entirely different roles on offense.
The following slideshow is a depth chart analysis of the running backs on the Jets' roster: