This is Jacobs’ fourth season in the NFL, and it is the first time that he has won this award in his career.
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) November 30, 2022
While the Raiders do not currently have a winning record this season, Jacobs is a bright spot in what has been an underwhelming season for the Raiders.
Jacobs’ Path To Winning The Award
Jacobs has been having a banner year and was going widely unnoticed by the majority of the league.
However, this award certainly puts Jacobs on the map and shows that he is becoming more and more of an offensive threat.
While the Raiders aren’t winning many games, awards like AFC Offensive Player of the Week will assist Jacobs and his career, especially by adding to his resume regarding contract negotiations.
Jacobs is even building a case for Most Improved Player this year as well.
In 2021, Jacobs rushed for 872 yards and nine touchdowns and caught 54 passes for 348 yards.
On the season, he has rushed for 1,159 yards and nine touchdowns, and also caught 40 passes for 325 yards.
This is assuredly the best season of his career, and his stats have already passed his 2021 numbers, and he still has six games left to play.
Jacobs gives the Raiders something to be proud of amidst their losing ways.
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