The New York Jets are still looking for a runback answer after losing rookie sensation Breece Hall earlier this year.
One option the team could consider is recently released veteran Melvin Gordon. On Monday, November 21, the Denver Broncos announced they had cut ties with the former two-time Pro Bowler Adam Scherter from ESPN.
Broncos insider Troy Renck from Denver7 listed the Jets as a possible landing spot for Gordon, whether as a free agent or as a waiver.
He wasn’t that only to connect the dots on social media. Sam Wagman, a content executive for Vegas Insider, simply stated after news of his release that Gordon “you’re a New York jet.”
Gordon was fired by the Broncos in large part due to his fiddling issues this season. The former Wisconsin product coughed up the ball during a 22-16 overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday.
That was the fifth time this season that Gordon fumbled the ball.
During his eight-year career in the NFL, Gordon has proven to be a dynamic offensive figure:
The Jets are 6-4 this season and, at their core, want to ground football.
That strategy worked wonders earlier this season when Hall dominated the NFL. Unfortunately, a cruciate ligament tear, ironically against the Broncos, ended his season and forced the Jets to call a siren at the line of scrimmage.
The Jets immediately switched to a James Robinson trade via the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has been hit and miss many times during his short tenure at Gang Green. Michael Carter also shared an up-and-down nature in his game.