Jets acquire James Robinson from Jaguars via trade after Breece Hall suffers torn ACL

The New York Jets are having the time of their lives this season in the AFC East. However, an unfortunate injury is pushing them back amid this situation, preventing them from finishing the race. Reportedly, the Jets acted quickly to find replacement for Breece Hall and strengthen their running back unit.

After Hall’s excellent rookie season was cut short by an ACL injury the day before a victory against the Broncos, the Jets have apparently acquired running back James Robinson from the Jaguars. 

The New York Jets have sent a sixth-round selection to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for Robinson. Ian Rapoport reported that it might end up being the Jaguars’ fifth-round selection.

James Robinson, at 24 years old, is in his third season as an undrafted free agent in the NFL. In 2020, as a starter, he participated in 14 games and rushed 240 times for 1,070 yards and 7 touchdowns. In the same year, he also contributed 344 yards and three touchdowns through the air.

There will never be another Hall. The second-round selection was perhaps the finest offensive player for New York in 2022, providing a much-needed jolt that helped push this offense to its best season in franchise history.

The fans will be eager to see Robinson teaming up with Michael Carter, a second-year running back. Hall and Carter were used in two-back combinations often for the Jets, but Hall rapidly became the team’s primary back. Early on, Robinson will likely be a backup to Carter, but it looks like he will have the chance to take over for Hall.


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