Not that it is a major surprise, but Jacoby Ford confirmed today he will be in the mix to serve as a return man for the Jets in 2014.
Jacoby Ford, on media conference call, says he'll compete for KOR job and maybe PR job. #nyj— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 2, 2014
Ford's 25 yard career average on kickoff returns is decent but unspectacular. He does, however, have four touchdowns so that 4.2 speed does make him a threat to go the distance. He has only returned nine punts in his career so that would be a new experience. It seems like forever since the Jets had a threat running punts back.
I also think he will make cameos on offense. The Jets might move him around and look to get him the ball in space where his speed can make a difference. He probably is not what the Jets need in a starting receiver across from Eric Decker, though. I would be surprised if he made a full-time impact on offense.