Brian Costello of the New York Post expects Bilal Powell's production to "drop dramatically" in 2018. Costello cites new addition Isaiah Crowell's health as a major reason for this prediction, as well as the emergence of second-year running back Elijah McGuire.
This prediction doesn't seem outrageous given the Jets' investment in Crowell (three years, $12 million). If McGuire can prove he can do the third-down work effectively, Powell becomes expendable for the team. The Jets can save $4 million on the cap by cutting Powell.