QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 9/12/21 6:15 PM

Johnson rushed four times for 15 yards and caught one of three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Panthers.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson whiffed on a pass-blocking assignment early and also caused a delay of game penalty by taking the field late with the punt team, which is unlikely to earn him any favors in the three-man rotation with Tevin Coleman and Michael Carter. On the other hand, Johnson was also the primary running back when the Jets' offense finally started to find success in the second half, even though Johnson himself didn't play a major role in that success. All three Jets running backs got between five and nine touches and will likely continue to rotate in Week 2 against the Patriots.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Mon 8/30/21 12:45 PM

Rich Cimini of ESPN.com believes Johnson will open the season as one of the Jets' top two running backs alongside Tevin Coleman.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson has solidified a prominent role in the Jets backfield with a strong camp. New York is expected to use a committee approach including Johnson and Coleman, as well as fourth-round picks from the past two drafts in Michael Carter (undisclosed) and La'Mical Perine (foot). Coleman probably is first in line for touches, but Johnson has shown effectiveness as both a rusher and a pass catcher, making him an option in virtually all situations.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sat 8/28/21 8:26 AM

Johnson carried the ball 13 times for 53 yards and a touchdown and caught both his targets for 18 yards in Friday's preseason tie against the Eagles.
EDGE Analysis
With Tevin Coleman held out of the preseason finale and La'Mical Perine (foot) banged up, Johnson and rookie Michael Carter split snaps in the backfield with the first-team offense. It was Johnson who saw the bigger workload and made the bigger impact though, and he found the end zone on a three-yard run for the final play of the third quarter. The 23-year-old seems likely to begin the season in the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, but all four backs could wind up featuring prominently in what looks like a true backfield committee.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sat 8/21/21 10:44 PM

Johnson gained 22 yards on six carries in Saturday's preseason win over the Packers.
EDGE Analysis
The third-year player essentially served as the Jets' No. 2 RB, as he split the backfield in the first half with Tevin Coleman before turning things over to rookie Michael Carter and La'Mical Perine after the break. That would seem to give Johnson a secure spot on the 53-man roster, but he could have a hard time generating any fantasy value, as Coleman and Carter seem like better bets to earn a significant workload.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sat 8/14/21 11:58 PM

Johnson rushed nine times for 33 yards and caught both of his targets for seven yards in Saturday's 12-7 preseason win over the Giants.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson and Carter were the only two running backs to notch a carry in the first half, as Carter totaled 22 yards on seven rushing attempts. Tevin Coleman sat out, while La'Mical Perine totaled only 30 yards on 10 carries against the Giants' backups. The workload hierarchy between Johnson, Carter and Coleman remains murky ahead of preseason Week 2, when the Jets will visit Green Bay.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Mon 8/9/21 4:45 PM

Johnson is the No. 3 running back on the Jets' initial unofficial depth chart.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson is behind Tevin Coleman and La'Mical Perine but surprisingly ahead of rookie fourth-round pick Michael Carter. All indications out of camp suggest that Carter is impressing the coaching staff and likely will climb before long, so this is far from an ideal early placement for Johnson, who entered camp as part of an open competition for lead-back duties. There's still plenty of time for this order to get shaken up as the preseason unfolds.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Tue 6/29/21 11:49 AM2 Comments

Johnson has impressed in minicamp and remains in the Jets' running back plans, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson's still in the mix for the starting role, though Tevin Coleman is expected to open the season as the leading figure in a backfield that also features rookie fourth-round pick Michael Carter. For now, Johnson's at least a safe bet to make the roster, and a clearer picture of the running back pecking order should emerge once the team takes the field in the preseason.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Mon 5/31/21 9:28 PM8 Comments

Johnson is splitting first-team reps in OTAs with Tevin Coleman and Michael Carter, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Coleman technically is the starter at this point in the offseason, but Johnson and Carter still have plenty of time to make their cases for the top spot on the depth chart. Carter projects as more of a change-of-pace type, leaving Coleman and Johnson to battle it out for the majority of early-down opportunities, including the all-important goal-line looks. This is a position battle that may not be decided until deep into the preseason, so it'll be important to monitor these players' performances as Week 1 approaches.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 5/2/21 7:52 PM

Johnson sits atop the Jets' running back depth chart put together by Tyler Calvaruso of USA Today.
EDGE Analysis
Johnson's burst should make him a strong fit for offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur's system, but he'll have plenty of competition in a crowded Jets backfield. Though Johnson's strong play down the stretch last season has made the starting job his to lose in Calvaruso's eyes, free-agent acquisition Tevin Coleman, rookie fourth-round draft pick Michael Carter and fellow young running backs La'Mical Perine and Josh Adams will all be vying for that spot as well.

QTy Johnson
RB NYJ (10)
Sun 1/3/21 5:47 PM

Johnson rushed 11 times for 45 yards and caught both of his targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Patriots.
EDGE Analysis
With Frank Gore (chest) and La'Mical Perine (illness) inactive, Johnson split carries with Josh Adams, who had a nearly identical 47 yards on 11 carries but also found the end zone. The 23-year-old Johnson finishes his season with 254 yards and a touchdown on 54 carries, along with 99 yards and a touchdown on 16 catches. He's favored to secure a depth role in New York's backfield next season, though Johnson will likely have competition for a roster spot.