Jacksonville Jaguars’ RB James Robinson made PFWA’s All-Rookie team.
When looking at the 2020 Jacksonville Jaguars, there weren’t many positive things to talk about. However, there certainly were bright spots, and rookie running back James Robinson was one of them. This performance hasn’t gone unnoticed and has earned a meaningful accolade for his efforts.
Robinson was named to the Pro Football Writers of America’s 2020 All-Rookie team after logging 1,414 scrimmage yards, the most by an undrafted running back in NFL history. Although his selection was not surprising, it wasn’t a given, as Jonathan Taylor of the Indianapolis Colts racked up 1,169 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 232 carries and had a chance of getting it too.
The Illinois State standout is also a finalist for the Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Year award, which will be presented during Super Bowl 55 festivities. Furthermore, he may be a darkhorse candidate for the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award, which will be given one day before Championship Sunday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ playmaker is getting the recognition he deserves.
The Jaguars’ offense ranked 30th in points and was surrounded by inefficient quarterback play throughout the 2020 season. Nevertheless, that didn’t deter Robinson from showing up week in and week out and playing at a high level. Even though the team wasn’t very good as a whole, the rookie running back produced some pretty good numbers, something that is even more amazing when you consider that opposing defenses generally made it a point to stop him.
On the other hand, there’s only so much Robinson could do, and missed the last two weeks with an ankle injury. With not much to play (other than the first overall pick in 2021’s draft), Jacksonville opted not to expose him to further injury with was the right thing to do.
Robinson should pick up where he left up and perform at a high level in 2021. The ‘Jags’ now have to do his part and find him a good backup.