LaDainian Tomlinson loves what he’s seeing from Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs
Since being drafted by the Oakland Raiders, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Josh Jacobs, and the latest former player to give him some praise is Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson. On NFL Total Access on Monday, Tomlinson said he sees a big rookie season for Jacobs and thinks because of how many opportunities he will get.
— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) July 8, 2019
“For me, I’m going to say Josh Jacobs because he’s going to have the opportunities to do so,” Tomlinson said. “There’s nobody in that backfield, and he can do it all. Remember what Jon Gruden did with Cadillac Williams his first two years? Cadillac had 300 touches and then followed it up with over 250 touches. Josh will get those same types of opportunities.”
One of the other things that really makes Tomlinson excited is how Jacobs isn’t a one trick pony. He is a bruising running back that is going to be hard to take down, and he is also should quickly make himself one of the best blocking backs in the league.
He has also proven to be a threat out of the backfield catching the ball, and the Raiders really shouldn’t have to take him off the field much. It doesn’t happen much anymore that Jacobs is going to be one of the few backs that is truly a three-down presence.
The only thing that could stop Jacobs from winning Rookie of the Year is if he isn’t on the field, and there is a chance that could happen. Jacobs hasn’t signed his rookie deal yet, and there isn’t any indication he is going to anytime soon.