With RB Matt Forte out on Sunday, RB Bilal Powell is primed for a bigger workload in the Jets' backfield.
Forte is nursing turf toe which means Powell will see more carries. Though the Jets feature a committee backfield, Powell has experience with an injured counterpart.
"It's a league where you have to expect injuries," Powell told NJ.com's Connor Hughes. "It's always the next man up type of business. It's just about being prepared. I'm prepared to play. We've got a good game plan. I look forward to Sunday."
The Jets won't be enitrely without a committee approach as rookie RB Eli McGuire has seen productive touches in his limited time. Powell loves how quickly he has absorbed the offense, which is why he will likely see some touches as well.
"Eli has done a good job," Powell said. "He turned into a pro real quick. He's producing when he goes in. That's something guys look forward to ... He's a sponge. He soaks up everything. He takes the coaching, and does what he's coached to do on the field."
Powell has struggled on the ground this season as he has totaled 72 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries. McGuire has only 13 touches, but his 63 yards are good for a team-high 4.8 yards per carry this season.