After Breece Hall’s injury, it was clear the Jets needed to upgrade their backfield. The team still has a quality back in Michael Carter, but next on the depth chart was Ty Johnson.
Joe Douglas moved quickly, acquiring James Robinson from Jacksonville for a day three pick.
Comp update: Jets are trading a 6th-round pick that could become a 5th to Jacksonville for RB James Robinson, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2022
Robinson has a very solid 4.5 career average per rushing attempt in his career. He has seen his playing time reduced as Travis Etienne has taken more of a leading role with the Jaguars. His success has come in systems that emphasize zone run plays, which is a staple of the Jets run game.
He has also flashed skill as a receiver out of the backfield, posting 89 receptions for 612 yards, and 4 touchdowns in 35 career games.
Robinson is no Breece Hall. Few are, but this addition definitely makes the Jets backfield better. It comes with a very small price tag as well. It’s tough to dislike this trade.