Raiders RB Josh Jacobs plans to play against the Jaguars
Josh Jacobs’ right shoulder fracture doesn’t appear to be season-ending. After missing the Week 14 bout with the Tennessee Titans, he plans to play for the Oakland Raiders against another AFC South foe, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
A frontrunner for the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, Jacobs told reporters on Friday: “My plan is to go (on Sunday).” The first-round rookie is looking to finish his outstanding season strong.
On his goals for the final three weeks of the season, Jacobs said, via the team’s official website:
“I mean to finish off strong for me personally. Regardless of the record and things like that, obviously just try to come in and implement the right things, obviously get this win for Oakland this week. But, (I’m) just trying to finish off strong and on a high note to the point where we want to start off next year.”
On Sunday, Jacobs will play in the Raiders’ last game in Oakland. Next year, they will call Las Vegas home. He hopes to put on a show for the California-residing Black Hole.
Speaking off shows, Jacobs has put on one all season long. There is a reason why he is a frontrunner for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Through 12 games, he has 1,061 yards and seven touchdowns on 218 rushes. He also has 18 receptions for 146 yards.
Earlier in the season, the 21-year-old Jacobs became the first running back in Raiders history to record 1,000 or more rushing yards in their rookie season. He has proven that he is well worth the late first-round pick Oakland invested into him.