The New York Jets are a surprising 5-2 on the season, and they have just pulled off a deal that could make them better.
They have agreed to send some draft capital to the Jacksonville Jaguars in order to obtain running back James Robinson.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 24, 2022
Robinson will replace Breece Hall, who has a torn ACL and a meniscus injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season, at RB1.
Needless to say, Jets fans are very pleased with this development.
I absolutely love that Joe Douglas traded for James Robinson the same day the news comes out that Breece Hall is done for the year
Joe Douglas sees this team at 5-2 and is not messing around. Love seeing him aggressive ! #TakeFlight
— 𝙅𝙀𝙏𝙎 𝙈𝙀𝘿𝙄𝘼🛫 (@NYJets_Media) October 25, 2022
James Robinson went 17 for 100 yards and a TD against the Chargers Week 3 before all of their injuries… I can’t believe this
— J. Gray (@JGrayJets) October 25, 2022
When you think of James Robinson, think one-cut or right through you
That's his running style. He's a violent runner who hits holes with purpose
However, if he gets in the open field, he's got an extra gear
— Harrison Glaser (@NYJetsTFMedia) October 25, 2022
JAMES ROBINSON IS A NEW. YORK. JET. JOE FREAKING DOUGLAS BABY‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/fmJI9rgtY4
— matt (@matt_nyr) October 24, 2022
An Eye On Winning
Robinson is one of a handful of undrafted players who have found success in the NFL.
He ran for 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns, as well as three receiving touchdowns as a rookie in 2020, and last season he added eight more touchdowns.
In seven contests and five starts this year, he has registered 340 yards and three rushing touchdowns.
Robinson may not be the most prolific running back around, but he will team up with Michael Carter and Hall (when he returns next season) to give New York a very potent three-man running attack.
In addition, quarterback Zach Wilson has shown a bit of potential as a dual-threat signal-caller.
The Jets’ passing game is somewhat limited, as they lack a game-changing wide receiver who can make big plays for big yardage.
But this season, they have largely won the old-fashioned way – with defense and pounding opponents on the ground with their running game, and there isn’t much reason to think that head coach Robert Saleh, a former defensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers, will change that method of operation.