Ty Johnson

New York Jets
Running Back #24
New York Jets
Running Back #24

Ty Johnson News

Minimal role throughout 2022

Johnson rushed five times for 12 yards and caught two of three targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 11-6 loss to the Dolphins. He wraps up the 2022 season with 30 carries for 160 yards and one touchdown, as well as 12 catches for 88 yards on 24 targets.

Analysis: Johnson set career lows in both rushing and receiving yards in his fourth NFL season, though he averaged a career-high 5.3 yards per carry. The 25-year-old running back out of Maryland will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Jan 9, 2023 7:48 PM EST

Leading rusher in Seattle

Johnson carried the ball eight times for 46 yards and caught one of five targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 23-6 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: It was a nightmarish performance from the entire Jets offense in a must-win game, and Johnson wound up leading the team in rushing yards. It's only the second time all season he's topped 17 rushing yards, and with New York now eliminated from playoff contention, it's not clear how the backfield workload will be split between Johnson, Zonovan Knight and Michael Carter in Week 18 against the Dolphins.

Jan 1, 2023 5:40 PM EST

Seven yards on TNF

Johnson rushed twice for seven yards and wasn't targeted in Thursday's 19-3 loss to Jacksonville.

Analysis: Johnson's meager rushing total was enough to lead all Jets running backs, as New York's banged up offensive line failed to open up any holes. With Zach Wilson struggling mightily, New York inserted the Taysom Hill-like Chris Streveler under center in the third quarter, and Streveler wound up leading the team with 54 rushing yards.

Dec 23, 2022 9:22 AM EST

Catches six passes with Carter out

Johnson rushed once for three yards and caught six of seven targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 27-22 loss to Minnesota.

Analysis: With Michael Carter (ankle) inactive, Johnson was the Jets' running back of choice in passing situations. Johnson will either take on a similar role in Week 14 against the Bills if Carter sits again or be relegated to the bench if Carter returns, as Zonovan Knight has emerged as the Jets' primary running back since Carter went down.

Dec 4, 2022 2:10 PM EST

Committee role beacons Week 13

Jets head coach Robert Saleh said Johnson is expected to be part of a three-man backfield committee Sunday against the Vikings that also includes Zonovan Knight and James Robinson, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Robinson was the odd man out as a healthy inactive in last week's win over the Bears, but Saleh suggested that Robinson, Johnson and Knight will all see opportunities Sunday with lead back Michael Carter (ankle) listed as doubtful and not expected to play. After Carter departed last week upon taking two snaps in the second half, Knight finished with a 64 percent snap share after halftime, compared to a 29 percent mark from Johnson. The addition of Robinson to the mix further complicates matters, so it may be tough on Johnson to replicate the strong production he delivered against the Bears during his limited playing time. Johnson carried five times for 62 yards and hauled in one of two targets for a 16-yard gain across his 15 total snaps.

Dec 4, 2022 6:32 AM EST

Scores while Carter sprains ankle

Johnson rushed five times for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-10 win over the Bears. He added a 16-yard catch and was targeted twice.

Analysis: James Robinson (coach's decision) was inactive and Michael Carter suffered a sprained ankle, leaving Johnson in a change-of-pace role behind rookie Zonovan Knight. Johnson's effective with the ball in his hands but has been plagued by a litany of drops and other miscues when given extended run in the past. The impressive burst and effective stiff arm Johnson displayed on a 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter could earn him a few extra looks in Week 13 against the Vikings, as the Jets will likely be without Carter.

Nov 27, 2022 2:55 PM EST

Four carries in Week 11

Johnson rushed four times for four yards and didn't catch his only target in Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: The running back trio of Michael Carter, James Robinson and Johnson combined for 33 rushing yards on 19 carries, so Johnson wasn't alone in his inability to get going on the ground. Limited to a depth role in a sputtering Jets offense, Johnson's unlikely to garner much fantasy consideration in Week 12, even with the shaky Bears defense in town.

Nov 20, 2022 2:45 PM EST

Two carries in win

Johnson rushed twice for 17 yards and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Bills.

Analysis: James Robinson (knee) was viewed as questionable heading into the game, but he suited up and handled 15 touches. With 13 touches going to Michael Carter, there weren't many opportunities left over for Johnson, who is a distant third on New York's running back depth chart.

Nov 7, 2022 7:51 AM EST

Two carries, two targets in Week 8

Johnson rushed twice for six yards and didn't catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: New York's acquisition of James Robinson via trade earlier in the week kept Johnson relegated to a third-string role behind Robinson and Michael Carter. Breece Hall (knee) is out for the season, but Johnson's role in the Jets backfield remains minimal.

Oct 30, 2022 3:16 PM EST

Climbs up depth chart

Johnson is expected to step in as the top change-of-pace option behind Michael Carter beginning with Sunday's game against the Patriots after tests confirmed lead back Breece Hall (knee) suffered a season-ending ACL tear and a minor meniscus injury during the Jets' Week 7 win over the Broncos, Adam Schefter and Rich Cimini of ESPN.com report.

Analysis: Johnson already noticed an uptick in playing time when Hall exited in the second quarter of the 16-9 win over Denver, logging seven snaps on offense after playing just one in the prior four contests combined. During his limited time on the field, Johnson turned his two touches into nine yards, and while his output could increase from here, he's still unlikely to emerge as a viable fantasy option in most leagues with Carter capable of filling Hall's three-down role. Carter dominated the snaps and touches out of the backfield following Hall's departure Sunday, carrying 13 times for 29 yards and adding 45 yards on two receptions across his 40 plays.

Oct 24, 2022 10:58 AM EST

Two touches after Hall injury

Johnson rushed once for three yards and caught his only target for six yards in Sunday's 16-9 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Breece Hall (knee) departed in the first half with what's feared to be a torn ACL. Michael Carter stepped into the lead role in Hall's absence, while Johnson took on the change-of-pace duties previously occupied by Carter. If Hall's indeed done for the season, Johnson should have a clear path to a handful of touches per game as Carter's backup moving forward.

Oct 24, 2022 7:45 AM EST

Three targets in Week 2 win

Johnson didn't have a rushing attempt and caught one of three targets for four yards in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Johnson was targeted out of the backfield three times in Week 2 after going without a touch in the Jets' season opener. As long as both Breece Hall and Michael Carter are healthy, Johnson will remain an afterthought on offense.

Sep 19, 2022 9:55 AM EST

Concludes quiet preseason

Johnson rushed seven times for 15 yards in Sunday's 31-27 preseason win over the Giants.

Analysis: Johnson dealt with a hamstring injury in training camp and never quite got going this preseason. The 24-year-old running back seems to be definitively behind Breece Hall, Michael Carter and Tevin Coleman on the depth chart, but Johnson still has a chance to make the 53-man roster if the Jets opt to keep four running backs.

Aug 29, 2022 7:38 AM EST

Four touches against Atlanta

Johnson (hamstring) rushed three times for eight yards and caught his only target for three yards in Monday's 24-16 preseason win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Johnson returned to game action after sitting out much of August with a hamstring injury. The injury was an ill-timed one for a player who's on the roster bubble, but Johnson will likely get more touches in Sunday's preseason finale against the Giants as he tries to earn a spot.

Aug 23, 2022 5:26 PM EST

Back at practice

Johnson (hamstring) was back at practice, Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press reports.

Analysis: Johnson was previously dealing with a hamstring injury but looks to be back at full strength. He should be available for the Jets' preseason game against the Falcons tonight, as he looks to secure a roster spot as part of a crowded RB room.

Aug 22, 2022 11:15 AM EST

Dealing with injury

Johnson is currently dealing with a hamstring injury, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Johnson doesn't currently have a timetable for a return, but he's unlikely to return to the field this week. The 24-year-old was able to earn an increase in snaps last season, but the addition of Breece Hall in the first round of the 2022 Draft will threaten his role

Aug 3, 2022 11:17 AM EST

Tops 600 scrimmage yards in 2021

Johnson finished the 2021 season with 61 carries for 238 yards and two touchdowns. He added 34 catches for 372 yards and two touchdowns on 55 targets.

Analysis: Johnson handled himself adequately while bouncing up and down the depth chart in the Jets backfield. He's explosive with the ball in his hands but struggled with drops and a lack of awareness, with the low point of his season coming when the ball bounced off Johnson's back for an interception. The 24-year-old running back remains under contract with the Jets through next season, and Johnson is well positioned to make the team's roster in a change-of-pace role unless the Jets bolster their backfield depth in the offseason.

Jan 14, 2022 11:04 AM EST

Finds end zone after Carter injury

Johnson rushed five times for 35 yards and a touchdown while catching three of four targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Michael Carter exited the game with a concussion in the first half, leaving Johnson and Austin Walter to split carries with Tevin Coleman on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Johnson had been used sparingly of late but made the most of the extra opportunities, giving the Jets a 24-10 lead with a one-yard touchdown plunge in the third quarter. It was all Buccaneers after that, though. Johnson's usage could decline in Week 18 against the Bills if Carter or Coleman suits up.

Jan 2, 2022 3:01 PM EST

Inactive Sunday

Johnson is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: With Johnson a surprise scratch Sunday, the Jets' Week 15 backfield will be comprised of Michael Carter, Tevin Coleman and Austin Walter.

Dec 19, 2021 8:40 AM EST

Gets 10 touches in Week 14 loss

Johnson rushed six times for 17 yards and caught four of seven targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 30-9 loss to New Orleans.

Analysis: The Jets were already without Michael Carter (ankle) and Tevin Coleman (concussion) coming in, and Austin Walter was ruled out due to an illness without playing a snap, leaving just Johnson and La'Mical Perine to share backfield snaps. Neither guy got much going on the ground, though Johnson finished as the second-leading receiver in the struggling Jets passing game. He should maintain a prominent role in Week 15 against Miami, though Johnson hasn't made much of his opportunities lately.

Dec 12, 2021 3:25 PM EST

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