The former Clemson standout missed his entire rookie season due to a Lisfranc injury that required surgery.
However, his 4,952 rushing yards and 70 touchdowns could indicate a stellar NFL career.
Meanwhile, Robinson had 767 yards and eight touchdowns in 2021.
Those numbers are lower than his 2020 production, but he missed three games due to a torn Achilles, and former head coach Urban Meyer benched him during their game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Jones-Drew played eight seasons in Jacksonville, earning three All-Pro and three Pro Bowl selections.
He was also the league’s rushing yards leader in 2011.
On the other hand, Taylor played 11 seasons with the Jaguars, getting a Pro Bowl and Second-Team All-Pro selection in 2007.
He finished his career with 11,695 yards and 66 rushing touchdowns.
But there’s one statistic that puts Taylor in rarified air.
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) April 18, 2022
The Jaguars’ Twitter account shared that Taylor and Barry Sanders are the only running backs in NFL history to average at least 4.6 yards per carry on 2,500+ attempts.
They revealed that information in response to the NFL on CBS’ tweet, which said, “What is your favorite football fact that sounds fake but is absolutely true?”
An Impressive Feat For Taylor
Being a part of any category that includes Hall of Famer Barry Sanders is a crowning achievement for any NFL running back.
But being his only companion in that category should elevate how football fans and historians regard him.
Taylor had 2,534 rushing attempts and averaged 4.6 yards per carry.
Meanwhile, Sanders had 3,062 attempts and an average of five yards per carry.