Chris Johnson may be looking mighty spry at Jets training camp, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be the one pounding in touchdowns for Gang Green when the team is close to paydirt. Running backs coach Anthony Lynn said he hasn’t determined who the Jets’ short-yardage back will be, though it sounds like Chris Ivory is the early favorite.
“If we were playing tomorrow, Chris Ivory would be on the goal line, obviously,” Lynn said on Monday. “Sometimes in those situations you have an extra defender that you can’t block, and you need a back that can take him on.”
After battling through injuries, Ivory looked good at times last year coming over from the Saints in a trade. Now it looks like he'll be stealing short TDs away from Chris Johnson. Ivory led all Jets RBs last year with six attempts inside the 5-yard line so he's familiar with the role.