The Jets have already beefed up their running back depth this offseason, but could they look to add another quality back?
According to a report from Michael Silver of NFL Network, the Jets, Seahawks, and Eagles have shown interest in free agent running back Devonta Freeman.
Per the report, the Seahawks have a one-year deal worth up to $4 million on the table for Freeman, while the veteran has "attracted interest" from the Jets and Eagles.
In six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Freeman has racked up 3,972 rushing yards and a 4.2 yards-per-carry average. Twice he has eclipsed the 1,000-yard marker and he's found the end zone 43 times during the regular season.
The Falcons signed Todd Gurley earlier this offseason, while Ito Smith has also given them some production as well. Freeman is also now 28 years old, which is likely part of the reason the Falcons haven't been quick to re-sign him.
But the Jets showing interest is certainly noteworthy. Le'Veon Bell, of course, is still under contract with the team, and Frank Gore and La'Mical Perine were also both added this offseason.
More and more, NFL teams are ditching the idea of a workhorse back and going with more of a running back by committee approach, with teams like the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers being a great example of how a deep backfield can be more successful.
If Freeman were to be brought in, the Jets would seem to be the latest team to buy in to that growing NFL trend.