The New York Jets have been one of the surprise teams of the NFL season. They sit at 5-2 and have reeled off four wins in a row behind stellar defense and a good running game highlighted by rookie Breece Hall.
But, Breece Hall tore his acl on Sunday in the Jets’ 16-9 win over the Broncos, and they need help at running back to keep the dominant ground game going. On Monday, they found their answer.
The Jets acquired Running Back James Robinson From the Jaguars
On Monday, news broke of a trade involving the Jets and Jaguars.
BREAKING: Jaguars trading RB James Robinson to the Jets. (via @RapSheet) pic.twitter.com/V7s3KH3Tdz
— NFL (@NFL) October 24, 2022
Later on, we found out what the compensation would be.
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
That’s impressive value for Robinson. Through 32 career games, he’s already had 2177 rushing yards and he’s averaging an impressive 4.5 yards per carry for his career. He rushed for over 1000 yards as a rookie in 2020, and over 700 last year, despite battling injuries. This year, he has shared time with Travis Etienne, but still has 340 yards and 3 touchdowns, with an average of 4.2 yards per carry.
It’s a really shrewd move by general manager Joe Douglas.
And, fantasy owners have reason to be happy, too.
Everyone who has James Robinson in fantasy pic.twitter.com/Vvdbvb28Ar
— Annie Agar (@AnnieAgar) October 24, 2022
Travis Etienne and James Robinson fantasy owners after the trade pic.twitter.com/FNTxnjEAwl
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) October 25, 2022
It’s good for Etienne owners, too.
James Robinson stock 📈
Travis Etienne stock 📈 https://t.co/OZJOiirET1
— FantasyPros (@FantasyPros) October 24, 2022
The Jets host the Patriots on Sunday.