NFL free agency rumors 2013: Jets interested in Ahmad Bradshaw

Nick Laham

According to Ahmad Bradshaw, the Jets have joined the Packers and the Steelers among the running back's top suitors. Bradshaw isn't worried about the potential transition from Tom Coughlin to Rex Ryan, either.

Add the New York Jets to the list of NFL teams interested in free agent Ahmad Bradshaw. Speaking on the ESPN Radio's The Michael Kay Show (via NJ.com) on Thursday, Bradshaw also affirmed that the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers are in pursuit, creating a potential battle for the young, but somewhat-worn running back.

Bradshaw is looking to be a primary ball-carrier next season. All three of his top suitors could give him that opportunity. The Packers, Steelers and Jets lost Cedric Benson, Rashard Mendenhall and Shonn Greene, respectively, after the 2012 season. The Jets did sign Mike Goodson during the first week of free agency, but he has yet to prove he can be an every-down ball-carrier in his career.

Bradshaw is just 27 years old, but struggled to remain healthy under heavy workloads with the New York Giants. In January, he had another screw inserted into his broken foot, a procedure that requires a 10-week recovery period. As a result, Bradshaw said that he does not want to work out for teams, at least not until he knows he is back up to speed. Whether that wait makes him more difficult to sign remains to be seen.

Bradshaw spoke highly of all three teams, and in particular, the Jets. When prodded, he said he would have no trouble adjusting to the different coaching styles of Rex Ryan and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin (via NJ.com).

"I know for sure," Bradshaw said. "You know what, I've heard from a lot of guys (Rex) is a great coach. It's not even about that with me. He seems to get his guys going for games and for the weeks that they're playing. That's what it's all about, just having fun."

More from SB Nation:

NFL Mock Draft: SB Nation bloggers are on the clock

What Jaguars owner Shad Khan learned in Year 1

Modeling success: Analyzing the top 5 NFL defenses

Printable bracket for March Madness

NFL Mock Draft: Geno Smith's rapid rise

Brian Urlacher, Bears to part ways

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.