The Jacksonville Jaguars’ best players is Pro-Bowl worthy.
You know this one was coming. Jaguars running back James Robinson was the biggest and most blatant snub in this year’s Pro Bowl. He’s currently third in the NFL with 1,074 rushing yards. Only Derrick Henry of the Tennessee Titans and Dalvin Cook of the Minnesota Vikings have racked up more yards than the Illinois State standout, but that isn’t the sole reason why he deserves Pro Bowl honors.
In Week 14, Robinson reached 1414 yards scrimmage yards, the most by an undrafted free agent in NFL history. Former Indianapolis Colts running back Dominic Rhodes previously held the record when he racked up 1,328 yards in 2001.
Henry is the league’s rushing leader and certainly deserves a spot on the Pro Bowl roster, but the same can’t be said about the Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, who has less yards than Robinson. Moreover, Jacobs is averaging 3.7 yards per carry, almost a yard less than Robinson, who is averaging 4.5 per rush.
Robinson’s case is likely similar to Brandon Linder’s. The Jaguars aren’t getting plenty of attention because they aren’t winning many games, something that might’ve affected the rookie running back’s odds of getting named to the Pro Bowl. Regardless of reason, Robinson deserved the nomination.