Former Louisville running back Bilal Powell is entering his third season in the National Football League with the New York Jets. Powell played in just two games as a rookie in 2011 and had an increased role during his second season in the league, playing in 14 games, averaging 30 yards per contest. In year three, Powell is expected to have a breakout season.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan spoke highly of Powell and his worth ethic throughout the team’s training camp. On Saturday afternoon, the Jets named Powell their starting running back.
BREAKING: Jets name Bilal Powell their starting quarterback.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) August 25, 2013
The Jets have been using Powell in the Wildcat formation throughout the season, which is something he is familiar with. During his season at Louisville, Powell was used in what we liked to call the Wildcard formation.
Just two days after naming Powell as their starter, the Jets have released running back Joe McKnight. Former fourth round draft pick Ch...