New York Jets running back Zac Stacy carried the ball five times for 7 yards scored and a touchdown while catching two passes for an additional 18 yards Sunday against the Miami Dolphins .
Stacy came into the game after Bilal Powell left the game with a groin injury. Even though Chris Ivory was shredding the Dolphins defense on the ground, Stacy struggled to gain yardage on his rushing attempts, but he was able to vulture a short touchdown run from Ivory.
With Chris Ivory active, but sitting the game out, it was a surprise how little Stacy was involved. However, the Jets fell behind early, making receiving specialist Bilal Powell a bigger part of the offense than usual. Based on usage, Stacy is a distant third on the depth chart at RB.
Disenchanted running back
The last straw for Stacy was the first-round draft of Todd Gurley. Stacy had fallen behind Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham on the depth chart a year ago. After starting 12 games and rushing for 973 yards in 2013, he started five games and rushed for 293 yards last season.
The Jets have struggled to find a featured back in recent years. Chris Ivory led the team with 821 yards in 2014.
Stacy fell behind Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham last season, and when the Rams selected Todd Gurley in first round of the draft, he made a public demand to leave St. Louis via trade and release. Stacy met with the Rams on Friday.
Stacy rushed for 973 yards and seven touchdowns on 250 carries in his rookie season in 2013 but managed just 293 yards and one touchdown on 76 carries last season while making just five starts.
Stacy made the public trade demand after the Rams selected RB
Appearing on the NFL Network, Ian Rapoport said that the Rams would be "more than happy" to deal Stacy. However, later in the day, Friday, the team met with Stacy's representatives, according to a report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The two sides had a positive discussion, but there was no decision made on Stacy's future with the team.
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/25/15||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|8||11/1/15||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|11||11/22/15||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|13||12/6/15||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|15||12/19/15||@ DAL||8:25 pm|
|17||1/3/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||12||250||973||3.9||40||7||5||47|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||13||5||76||293||3.9||16||1||0||13|
|2015||New York Jets||3||0||7||10||1.4||11||1||0||1|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||12||26||141||5.4||25||1||1||0||7|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||13||5||18||152||8.4||17||0||0||0||9|
|2015||New York Jets||3||0||4||16||4.0||12||0||0||0||1|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||13||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||3||6||127||21.2||31||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||13||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||3||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||14||1||1||0||1||0||1||1||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||13||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Mens New York Jets Joe Namath Mitchell & Ness White 1968 Retired Player Vintage Replica Jersey Shop Now!