Jacksonville Jaguars: 15 best running backs of all-time
By John Buhler
Jordan Todman remains a free agent roughly midway through the 2018 NFL season. However, he is only a season removed from playing for the 2017 Houston Texans. Could the 28-year-old running back get back into the league? Potentially, but if not, his best years as a pro came with the Jaguars.
Todman played his college ball at UConn before being a sixth-round pick by the then-San Diego Chargers in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was cut by the Chargers out of camp, but made their practice squad. However, Todman would be signed off San Diego’s practice squad in 2011 by the Minnesota Vikings.
Todman might have been an All-American at UConn in 2010, but never actually played in a game that counted for Minnesota. He would be cut out of camp in 2012, but would be signed to their practice squad before Jacksonville eventually pried him off it. Fortunately for him, Todman was able to stick on Jaguars for at least a few years from 2012 to 2014.
Again, Todman played sparingly in 2012, but did finally crack a rotational running back role the next season with the Jaguars. In 16 games for the 2013 Jaguars, Todman rushed for 256 yards on 76 carries for two touchdowns. He also had 14 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown in that campaign.
The following season saw Todman rush for 186 yards and a 62-yard touchdown on 32 carries. He hauled in an additional 25 balls for 198 yards and a touchdown through the air that season. In total, Todman had 111 carries for 450 yards and three touchdowns, as well as 40 receptions for 314 yards and two touchdowns in three seasons with Jacksonville.
Todman would go on to sign a few one-year deals here and there with the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers, the 2016 Indianapolis Colts and the 2017 New York Jets before being released. He last played for the Jaguars’ AFC South rival Texans just last year. Have we seen the last of Todman in the NFL? We’ll see.