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The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time 

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Updated November 6, 2019 2.8k votes 541 voters 11.8k views 26 items

Big fan of New York football? Then check out this list of New York Jets running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout New York Jets history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring 2018-2019 New York Jets and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Jets RBs include  Curits Martin, John Riggins, LaDainian Tolinson, and Freeman McNeil, among many other football greats.

Who are the best running backs in New York Jets history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of New York Jets starting running back.

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Curtis Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998

2
Freeman McNeil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
Freeman McNeil

Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981

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LaDainian Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2010

4
Emerson Boozer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1974, 1973, 1972,1971 

5
Matt Snell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
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Leon Washington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2006

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Bilal Powell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2013

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Thomas Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
Thomas Jones

Seasons: 2009, 2008, 2007

9
Chris Ivory is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2015, 2014

10
Shonn Greene is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2012, 2011

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Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
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John Riggins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
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Adrian Murrell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995

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Johnny Hector is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
Johnny Hector

Seasons: 1989

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Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 2016

16
George Nock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
George Nock

Seasons: 1970

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Bruce Harper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
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Clark Gaines is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
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Richie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
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Scott Dierking is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
Scott Dierking

Seasons: 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977

21
Johnny Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993

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Blair Thomas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990

23
Steve Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
Steve Davis

Seasons: 1976

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Carl Garrett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
Carl Garrett

Seasons: 1975

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Trenton Cannon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New York Jets Running Backs of All Time
ccasey0922 added Trenton Cannon