Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson will have a reasonable feat to celebrate following the Jaguars' Week 9 matchup against the Houston Texans. Following some successful snaps on Sunday, Robinson was able to surpass Philip Lindsay for the most scrimmage yards for an undrafted rookie through nine weeks in NFL history, per Florida Times' John Reid.
James Robinson has surpassed RB Phillip Lindsay for the most scrimmage yards by an undrafted rookie through the first nine weeks of a season in NFL history. #Jaguarss
— John Reid (@JohnReid64) November 8, 2020
After going undrafted during the 2020 NFL Draft, Robinson was picked up by Jacksonville in April. While the Jaguars have only won one game this season while owning a 1-6 record, that hasn't stopped Robinson from putting his best foot forward each contest.
The Illinois State product made his Week 1 debut against the Indianapolis Colts, the only game that the Jaguars have come away from victorious this season. He finished that matchup tallying 62 yards from 16 carries.
His production has more or less trickled upward as the games have continued this season. He finished his latest outing against the Los Angeles Chargers racking up 119 rushing yards from 22 carries, resulting in one touchdown. He improved his yards averaged per rush to 5.41, his second-highest of the season. He was also decent in the passing game, catching four of his six targets for one touchdown.
So far against the Texans, Robinson has already improved his prior performance against them in Week 4, a contest in which he finished with 48 yards from 13 carries. He currently has 66 yards from 14 carries along with one touchdown heading into halftime.
Both squads own a 1-6 record in Week 9 as they continue to attempt to resurface in the AFC South standings.