Jets Agree To Trade For Jaguars RB James Robinson, According To Sources

The Jets agreed to trade with the Jaguars to get running back James Robinson on Monday night.

The Jets will trade a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Jaguars, which will become a fifth-round pick if Robinson rushes for 600 yards this season, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He has 340 yards so far.

After Breece Hall was injured on Sunday and with the Nov. 1 trade deadline approaching, Jets general manager Joe Douglas looked for a replacement. Robinson, who was one of the league’s top success stories only two years ago, recently lost his starting job and became expendable.

The Jets are 5-2 and their best start since 2010. They can use Robinson and Michael Carter as a one-two punch. They’re 4-0 since shifting to a ground-oriented attack. Robinson is known to be a high-volume back and this should allow the Jets to continue with that style. They also have Ty Johnson.

It will be difficult to replace Hall’s production. He is eighth in the NFL in rushing with 463 yards. He averages 5.8 yards per carry and he has scored a touchdown in four straight games.

Robinson is in the last year of his first contract and will be a free agent that can only sign with the Jets next year.

Travis Etienne Jr. is now ahead of Robinson on the Jaguars’ depth chart. This is because Etienne has been doing better than Robinson recently. In the past two games, Etienne has rushed for 200 yards and one touchdown. He did this by carrying the ball 24 times (8.3 yards per carry). Even though Etienne did all this, the Jaguars still lost to the Colts and Giants.

Robinson is a good rusher and has scored many touchdowns in his three seasons with the Jaguars. He especially did well his rookie year, when he set an NFL record for most yards from scrimmage by an undrafted rookie.

Robinson had 767 yards and eight rushing touchdowns last season. He was injured in the Jaguars’ Week 16 loss at the Jets and tore his left Achilles tendon.

Robinson was ready for the 2022 season opener and ran for 66 yards and a touchdown. He also caught a touchdown pass. In Week 2 he had a season-high 23 carries, and in Week 3 he had 17 carries. Etienne became a bigger part of the backfield rotation after that.

Robinson played only 12 snaps in Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants. This is the first time in his career that he did not record a carry or a reception in a game. Jaguars coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Robinson was dealing with some knee soreness, but he was not listed on the injury report last week.

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