It was a tough day on the NY Jets injury front with the announcements that the season is over for both Breece Hall and Alijah Vera-Tucker. Joe Douglas wasted no time upgrading the running back depth chart by trading for James Robinson. Ian Rapaport and Adam Schefter break down the trade and compensation below.
The 5’9″, 219lb Robinson will join Michael Carter in the backfield. Robinson will be a restricted free agent after the season ends. For the remainder of this year he will certainly give Offensive Coordinator Mike LaFleur some flexibility. Here are his career numbers.
Sources: The #Jets are making a big trade, acquiring #Jaguars RB James Robinson to help replaced injured RB Breece Hall. Draft pick compensation is going back to the Jags.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 24, 2022
Comp update: Jets are trading a 6th-round pick that could become a 5th to Jacksonville for RB James Robinson, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2022
SI has the details on the lack of carries recently for Robinson:
Robinson could be seen stretching on the sidelines at times during the 23-17 loss to the New York Giants, though he wasn’t on the injury report throughout the week. Robinson has appeared in all seven games this year after a late-season Achilies injury in 2021,
After 51 carries in the first three weeks, Robinson has just 30 over the last four. By comparison, Etienne carried the ball 26 times in the first three weeks but has rushed 42 times over the last four games, recording over 100 yards from scrimmage in the last three and having his first 100-yard rushing day on Sunday.
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