Thomas Rawls has found a new home.
The ex-Seattle Seahawks, who have run back, signed with the New York Jets, the team said on Friday.
Rawls came to the stage in Seattle in 2015 as an undisguised rookie as he threaded himself between the tackles for an injured Marshawn Lynch. The 5-foot-9 wrecking ball averages an NFL-high 5.6 yards per carry, for 830 yards and four points of its opening season.
Rawls runs like a bowling ball wrapped in barbed wire, seeking contact and delivering menacing blows to a player of his size.
Unfortunately, the bloodshot physical style that makes Rawls so funny has also held him back. The 24-year-old could not stay healthy in the past two seasons. Rawls has only started 1
In New York, Rawls will try to prove that he can stay healthy while fighting for a roster. The forefront of Jets Running Back Corps includes free-agent signer Isaiah Crowell, and incumbents Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire.