No. 1 Jaguars player that stood out vs. the Commanders: James Robinson, RB
The Jaguars’ offense is built around Trevor Lawrence but they showed in Week 1 that they can also run the ball effectively. While Travis Etienne got most of the offensive snaps (36), James Robinson also played a big role and in fact had more carries (11).
Etienne broke off a 27-yard run, which is why he finished the game with an average of 11.8 yards per carry. On the other hand, Robinson averaged 6.0 yards per run, which is still pretty good when you take into account that this was his first game after tearing his Achilles late in the 2021 season.
Similarly impressive is the fact that Robinson registered two touchdowns in his return to action and after the game, he told Mia O’Brien of 1010 XL that scoring twice meant a lot to him.
“It just meant a lot to me”, Robinson said. “It was just showing everyone that I didn’t miss a step. A lot of people thought I wasn’t ready. Like I said before in other interviews, they weren’t there with me in rehab. All they saw was me getting hurt and all they see is me playing now”.
Throughout the game, Robinson showed he’s fully healthy, and there’s a good chance that he will get a bigger workload in future games.