New York Jets Trade For Chris Ivory

The New York Jets traded a 4th round pick for RB Chris Ivory

The New York Jets completed a long rumored trade today, securing New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory for a fourth round pick from the New Orleans Saints.

Ivory has averaged 5.1 yards per carry throughout his career, with his best season coming in 2010 when he had 137 carries for 716 yards with 5 touchdowns. An immensely physical runner with big play capability, Ivory immediately moves to the top of the depth chart at running back for the Jets. He should form a formidable duo with Mike Goodson, who will move more into a third down/outside running/pass catching role now as a compliment to Ivory.

Watch the run that starts at 31 seconds. The Jets haven’t had talent like that in their backfield in a long time. Ivory and Goodson will be a refreshing change of pace from Shonn Greene plodding out 2 yards per carry and providing zero big capability.

The Jets are in the process of locking Ivory down to a long term deal after giving up the 4th round pick for him. This was a strong move by GM John Idzik as the Jets have now added four new pieces to their offense in the past two hours: Geno Smith, Brian Winters, Stephen Peterman and now Chris Ivory.

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  • KAsh

    Not happy that they had to give them a fourth. NO lacks. icks this year because of Bountygate. A fifth round pick should have been enough for them.

    But now we have a finished o-line and a RB stable to run with it. It takes a transition to a WCO for ground and pound to make a comeback. LOLJETS.

  • Harold

    I feel good we have solid O-line with depth. I think people are overstating what this means for Ducasse. Winters will be a swing tackle and Guard. Stephen Peterman is an average player. Would make a quality back-up and emergency starter. I think if Vlad comes in and competes he can certainly start.

  • Jay1

    While our second pick confused me – this guy knows what he is doing-while I don’t see us as a playoff team right away, this is a great start and puts t-bomb era to rest. Garrard will be a great mentor for Gino. Some good powerful runners who can catch. WR and TE are stil concerns but “what do ya want for nothing….rubber biscuits!”

  • joeydefiant

    Want to see a horrible draft look at the patriots. #LOLPATRIOTS

  • Mark Phelan

    Really happy we pick up Ivory! How is he at pass/blitz blocking?

  • JerryB

    I hope the Jets put a health clause in his new contract. The reason he didn’t get more playing time in NO was not due to talent, but health concerns.

  • Boomer

    Love this singing his explosiveness is what the jets need

  • joeydefiant

    The Saints designated him as injured most of the time as a roster move because there was bush, ingram, thomas ahead of him at times and they couldnt carry 4 or 5 running backs on the active roster. He could have played a lot of the time it was just a roster decision. His injury prone label is being way exaggerated because the media and dumb jets fans love to criticize every move. The fact is he is only 25 years old and has the wear of about one season on in the nfl on his tires. We got an experienced 2nd round talent for a 4th round pick. There was not a back available in the 4th round nearly as talented as Ivory.