Report: Isaiah Crowell to Join New York Jets

Isaiah Crowell

Isaiah Crowell is on his way to Gang Green.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that Crowell is set to sign a three-year contract with the New York Jets once the new league year begins at 4 PM ET Wednesday. The soon-to-be fifth-year running back spent the entirety of his career up to this point with the Cleveland Browns.

Report: New York Jets Signing Isaiah Crowell to Three-Year Deal

The 25-year-old rushed for a team-leading 853 yards and two touchdowns on 206 carries last season. It marked the third time in his four seasons with the Browns that he finished as the team’s leading rusher. His yardage total ranked 18th among the league’s running backs.

The year before, Crowell had his most prolific season as a pro in terms of yards from scrimmage. He gained 952 yards on the ground and added a further 319 receiving yards. In the team’s home opener against the Baltimore Ravens, Crowell broke off an 85-yard scamper for a score which remains a career long.

2015 saw Crowell add a further 706 rushing yards and four touchdowns. His standout performance of the season came in a 24-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers, their third and final of the season. Crowell gained 145 yards on 20 carries and found the end zone twice.

As a rookie, Crowell did a fairly impressive job distinguishing himself with his play. Though he made just four starts and finished second on the team in rushing yards behind Terrence West, he managed eight touchdown runs. That ended up being second among rookies behind only the Cincinnati Bengals’ Jeremy Hill.

Crowell signed with the Browns after going unselected in the 2014 NFL Draft. He initially played collegiately at Georgia with the AP naming him their freshman of the year after he rushed for 850 yards and five touchdowns in 2011. But he was dismissed from the team the following summer after a firearms related arrest and a failed drug test. He then transferred to Alabama State, accumulating 2,813 yards and 35 touchdowns in his three seasons there.

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