RB Isaiah Crowell plans to sign a three-year deal with the Jets, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The 24-year-old had 853 yards rushing and two touchdowns in 16 games last season for the Browns while averaging 4.1 yards per carry.
Just a season before, Crowell had seven touchdowns and 952 yards on the ground and averaged 4.8 yards per carry.
Crowell was initially signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014.
The Jets believe in a running back by committee, which is why they entered free agency knowing they had to replace the retired Matt Forte. And with LeVeon Bell off the market, the Jets could not have done any better than they did by signing Isaiah Crowell.
The 25-year-old may have been buried in Cleveland the last four years, but he has stood out for his tough running style and his remarkable durability. The 5-11, 225-pounder has averaged 4.2 yards per carry over his four seasons for a total of 3,118 yards. He also has 96 catches for 770 yards.
Perhaps most importantly, he also hasn't missed a single game in his career.
And it's not like he has been sitting on the sidelines either. He's averaged 184 carries per season. And with the explosive Bilal Powell and the talented Elijah McGuire, the Jets have the makings of a very potent rushing attack again. That's important consider new offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates is expected to be much more committed to the running game than his predecessor, John Morton.
It's also key if the Jets are going to develop a young quarterback - either Teddy Bridgewater or perhaps whomever they take with the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft.