The running back has rushed for 226 yards so far this season, including 149 against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday.
The head coach told reporters: "We knew he'd compete for playing time at that spot. We have a lot of confidence in Bilal and always did.
"Number one thing for a back, he's outstanding in pass protection, let alone his running skills and pass receiving skills, so that we knew was a real positive about Bilal.
"But did we think he'd have to carry it, how many, 27 times or something like that? We thought that'd be distributed maybe a little differently, but a couple of backs weren't available."
The Jets face the Tennessee Titans this weekend.