Oddly enough, the New York Jets have interested in C.J. Spiller.
After years of watching him run all over the New York Jets, C.J. Spiller could very well be headed to the Big Apple for 2015 NFL season. When Chan Gailey was Spiller’s head coach from the years 2010 to 2012, the Clemson product had a ton of success. In 2012, Spiller rushed the ball 207 times for 1,244 yards and six touchdowns. However, when Doug Marrone took over, Spiller saw his productivity diminish and after an injury-riddled contract year, he will go into free agency without the expectation of getting a long-term deal.
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According to Newsday.com, the Jets are interested in Spiller and they are also interested in the prospects of having a reunion between Spiller and coach Gailey. Obviously, there will have to be interest from both sides, but Spiller has said that the reunion between the two could be intriguing.
“There is that familiarity between me and him in that offense. “So that would be a perfect match. Who knows what can happen, but I’d be foolish not to have those guys on my list. I had my best years in the league with Chan. So it’d be dumb not to give it serious thought.”
With the Jets releasing Chris Johnson the other day, they could very well be in the market for a running. Yes they have Chris Ivory and he has shown potential before. However, his bruising style of play makes him prone to injury and that extremely dangerous. Given that, it’s no surprise that the Jets are interested in Spiller. A speed back like Spiller would be a good complement towards Ivory and his powerful running style.
Ernie Palladino of New York’s CBS Local reported that having a back like Spiller would give the Jets the perfect home-run threat. With $49 million in cap space, the Jets will have plenty of room to make a deal for Spiller. If the Jets and Spiller do in fact have a reunion, both sides could benefit tremendously. That being said, it’s no surprise that the Jets have interest in the 27-year-old.
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