Jacksonville Jaguars: 15 best running backs of all-time

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Chris Ivory, Jacksonville Jaguars
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. RB. (2016-17). Chris Ivory. 10. player. 52

Chris Ivory had spent three years of his college football eligibility at Washington State before transferring to small-school Tiffin for his senior year. The talented running back went undrafted in 2010, but his football career was far from over.

Ivory split his first six NFL seasons between the New Orleans Saints and the New York Jets from 2010 to 2015. He had a breakout season in 2015 in his final year with the Jets. Ivory rushed for over 1,000 yards and made his first career trip to the Pro Bowl. Jacksonville sought an opportunity to pounce on him in 2016 NFL free agency.

During that offseason, Ivory signed a three-year deal with the Jaguars. In that first year with Jacksonville in 2016, Ivory rushed for 439 yards on 117 carries for three touchdowns. That was his age-28 season and was half as productive as he was during his Pro Bowl season in New York for Gang Green the year prior.

2017 saw the arrival former LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette, so it was only natural for Ivory to lose snaps in the Jacksonville backfield. During Fournette’s rookie season, Ivory managed 382 rushing yards on 112 carries for one touchdown.

Frankly, Ivory was seen as the third tailback on that Jaguars team behind Fournette and T.J. Yeldon. It was obviously reflected in the stats sheet of what was his final season in Jacksonville. However, 2017 was only the second time in Ivory’s career that he played on a playoff team. The other came with the 2011 Saints.

Though his numbers weren’t great in Jacksonville, as he only rushed for 821 yards on 229 carries for four touchdowns, the Jaguars were finally a good team after a decade of irrelevance. He would be released by the club shortly after Super Bowl LII. Ivory did find work in 2018, as he is a member of the lowly Buffalo Bills, making it nine seasons in the NFL so far for the former Washington State Cougar.