Since then, Zonovan Knight has emerged as the Jets’ most talented running back. He’s earned a full-time role, one he’ll keep even when Michael Carter returns from an ankle injury that knocked him out of Sunday’s loss to the Vikings. Knight totaled 103 yards — plus another 18 as a kick returner — against the Bears in his debut, and that wasn’t a fluke.
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The story said the Jets have always liked Knight's skills and were grooming Knight for a role later in the season, despite being inactive for several games early on. So that time is now. It sounds like Knight will continue to have fantasy value this year, and at least split work when Carter is back in the lineup. Those thinking ahead and wondering about next year may realize it's looking like a crowded backfield when Hall is back for 2023.