The Facts: In what ESPN.com's Rich Cimini views as a weak free-agent market, Powell is arguably the top pass-catching back under the age of 30. He will have suitors if he hits the open market; the Miami Dolphins could be one of those teams.
Diehards Line: Cimini went on to note that Dolphins VP Mike Tannenbaum, formerly the Jets' general manager, drafted Powell in 2011 and could be looking to rebuild his backfield. Former Jets HC Rex Ryan also is a Powell admirer, so don't be surprised if the Bills check in. Because of cap restraints, the Jets might have to make a choice -- Powell or Chris Ivory, who seems likely to test the market. Powell will be cheaper (about $3 million per year), increasing his chances of re-signing. In addition, Jets HC Todd Bowles is a Powell fan; he named Powell and left guard James Carpenter as the two biggest surprises of 2015.