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Bring back Tebow: Jets list three first-string running backs

Chris Johnson

New York Jets running back Chris Johnson (21) runs with the ball during NFL football minicamp Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Florham Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)


This is going to be bigger than Tim Tebow.

The Jets aren’t running the Wildcat, but they might be thinking wishbone.

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Jets listed Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell as first-teamers on the initial depth chart.

If anything, such designation underscores the importance of depth charts issued by teams in August.

They’re slapped together by team PR staffs as opposed to coaching staffs out of obligation. While they sometime yield clues as to the team’s thinking, they’re generally nothing to put too much emphasis on.

But it’s clear the Jets are going to put an emphasis on running.

Or something.