Ty Johnson had a career day for the New York Jets

Running back Ty Johnson making a run through the field during Maryland football’s 42-13 win over Minnesota at Maryland Stadium on Sept. 22, 2018. (Alex Chen/The Diamondback)

Entering Sunday, former Maryland running back Ty Johnson had just 333 career rushing yards on 71 rushes in the NFL. 

After starting running back Frank Gore left the Jets’ game against the Las Vegas Raiders with a concussion, Johnson became the Jets first option out of the backfield. Johnson would total 22 carries for 104 yards- both of which are career highs, going along with two receptions for 13 yards.

Late in the fourth quarter, with the Jets trailing the Raiders 24-21, Johnson found his way into the endzone for the first time in his career. The one-yard run put the Jets in line to win their first game of the 2020 season.

Although the Jets would wind up losing in the final seconds of the game, it was a day to remember for Johnson.

With Frank Gore potentially sidelined for more time, Johnson could build upon this performance and help cement his place in New York’s backfield.

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