In that 2020 season, the former Illinois State standout had 1,070 rushing yards and 344 receiving yards.
He also had ten total touchdowns and averaged 4.5 yards per carry.
That feat also made him the fourth undrafted player in NFL history to reach the 1,000-rushing-yard milestone.
His efforts made him a part of the league’s Top 100 Players list for 2021.
But after a strong season, he tore his Achilles in their Week 16 game against the New York Jets.
Robinson’s season ended after 14 games and he finished with only 767 yards.
He also added 222 receiving yards but did not add a catching touchdown.
After an abrupt ending to his 2021 campaign, Robinson will be back in time for the 2022 season opener.
Robinson is coming off an Achilles injury.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 18, 2022
NFL insider Dov Kleiman tweeted, “The #Jaguars expect RB1 James Robinson to be ready for Week 1 and play the #Commanders, per the team. Robinson is coming off an Achilles injury.”
Having him back gives the Jaguars more options on offense.
Likewise, the undrafted running back creates a formidable 1-2 punch with his fellow back, Travis Etienne.
Coming Back Stronger
Like Robinson, Etienne is also coming off an injury.
However, the former Clemson standout skipped what should have been his entire rookie season due to a Lisfranc injury.
Now that they will be sharing the backfield, Jaguars fans will enjoy the power runs brought by Robinson and the change-of-pace style by Etienne.
That combination could be a handful for the rest of the league and could generate much success for the squad.