Jacksonville Jaguars: RB Melvin Gordon can provide invaluable depth
The Jacksonville Jaguars must get RB James Robinson a good backup.
The Jacksonville Jaguars found their workhorse running back when they signed undrafted free agent James Robinson this offseason, who quickly established himself as one of the best players at his position in his first year in the NFL. He will miss the season finale with an ankle injury and although backup Dare Ogunbowale was solid against the Chicago Bears in Week 16, the team could add depth in the offseason, and if Broncos running back Melvin Gordon becomes available, the team’s brass should consider signing him.
Robinson had a historical rookie year. He reached the most scrimmage yards in league history by a an undrafted free agent running back and even though he missed the team’s Week 16 matchup, he is still third in the league in rushing yards. All in all, he racked up 240 yards for 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns in 2020. He also hauled in 49 receptions for 344 yards and three touchdowns.
Injuries are inherent part of the sport and nobody can predict them. However, teams can prepare for them by acquiring solid backups that can step up at any time in case the starter goes down. As great as the Illinois standout played in 2020, his ankle injury shows he’s human and the Jaguars need to be ready in case he misses time next year. Here’s why signing Gordon to be Robinson’s backup makes sense.