RB Trenton Cannon - New York Jets
|5-11, 185||Born: 7-23-1994||College: Virginia State||Drafted: Round 6, pick 2018|
2018 Week 1 vs DET (6 / 15 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Cannon came in when the game was pretty much over and performed relatively well, though he didn't have the success the other two Jets backs had. A somewhat undersized player, Cannon isn't going to drag defenders very far, and has to make his yards by getting into open space which was not easy to come by when he was in the game. He was targeted once for six yards and showed good hands on the play.
2018 Week 7 vs MIN (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 69 / 0 rec)
The rookie was Sam Darnold's leading receiver and overall leading yard-accumulator, which should tell you all you need to know about Sunday's game. Cannon worked as Isaiah Crowell's backup once Bilal Powell went down with a neck injury, and showed good hands on his receptions, but very little in his few carries.
2018 Week 8 vs CHI (6 / 10 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)
Cannon played OK, but didn't do anything to make anyone think Elijah McGuire won't take the backup role from him this week or the next. Like Isaiah Crowell, Cannon saw no help from the offensive line when running the ball and couldn't create on his own. He did get some work receiving the ball in the second half, when the Jets all but abandoned the run.
2018 Week 9 vs MIA (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
With Elijah McGuire back, Cannon saw his workload cut even thinner than it usually is, with just one catch on the day in the middle of the fourth quarter.
2018 Week 10 vs BUF (4 / 30 / 0 rush, 4 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Cannon actually had one of his better games, though the bulk of his production came on one run which happened in the third quarter against a team which was just looking to prevent a big pass play, and so wasn't jamming the box. He showed some speed and elusiveness on that run, but has not shown that much in his chances this season.
2018 Week 12 vs NE (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -3 / 0 rec)
With Elijah McGuire back and Isaiah Crowell healthy, Cannon is relegated to occasional mop-up duty or special teams action. On Sunday he saw no carries and only one target which he caught behind the line of scrimmage where he was tackled for a loss.
2018 Week 13 vs TEN (4 / 18 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Once thought to be headed back to the special teams unit with Elijah McGuire returning, Cannon has been more involved than anticipated. Sunday against Tennessee was no different, as he saw just two less carries and the same amount of catches as McGuire, while accruing a better yards per carry. The undersized rookie showed some decent burst getting through the holes the offensive line opened for him and occasionally made some tacklers miss. He also got the nod in relief of Isaiah Crowell on a key fourth quarter carry, but failed to get any traction. The Jets punted and the Titans turned that punt into a touchdown drive.
2018 Week 14 vs BUF (5 / 3 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Cannon didn't do much with the carries he got, usually taking a loss and going down with initial contact. He did have a nice 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, but in that case mostly succeeded because of solid blocking up front.
2018 Week 15 vs HOU (7 / 13 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)
Cannon saw just a handful of carries compared to Elijah McGuire, who certainly has a stranglehold on the starting job. Like McGuire, Cannon made some noise as a receiver, and extended a couple of drives doing that, but unlike McGuire, he couldn't make any headway at all against the Houston front seven.
2018 Week 16 vs GB (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Cannon is miles behind starter Elijah McGuire, and isn't even getting a ton of reps on special teams either. He wasn't any more effective than McGuire on his carries either as both backs had a rough day finding space behind a shaky offensive line.
2018 Week 17 vs NE (2 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cannon had one really nice run, and in fact managed positive yards on both his carries. The Jets sent him outside on runs, where his speed allowed him to get positive yards. However he remains a minor player in the Jets offense, and more a special teams individual.