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James Robinson Joins the New York Jets

The New York Jets lost their promising rookie running back Breece Hall for the season and immediately brought in an adequate replacement that should make a similar impact to their dynamic rookie.

The Jets acquired James Robinson, who showed in his rookie season that he has the strength and stamina to be both a bell-cow back and a big-game player, two traits the Jets will desperately need after losing Hall with a torn ACL.

James Robinson joins the Jets from the Jacksonville Jaguars who get a sixth-round draft pick that could turn into a fifth-rounder if Robinson notches 600 rushing yards this season, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.

Great Move by the Jets

The New York Jets have five wins in seven NFL games in what is their best start of the season in twelve years. Robinson’s fortunes have been similar to those of his new team. The former 1,000-yard rusher has played well when given a chance this year which is praiseworthy considering he spent last season on the sidelines with an Achilles tear.  

Robinson, playing his third NFL season, had three rushing touchdowns on 81 carries and one receiving touchdown for the Jacksonville Jaguars before moving to New York. 

The Jets will hope that Michael Carter and the newly-acquired Robinson will be able to fill the void Hall’s injury caused. However, to fill Hall’s shoes, Robinson will have to up his game, as Hall has already rushed for 463 yards, scoring four rushing touchdowns on 80 carries.

Nevertheless, it has to be said that the New York Jets pulled off a great trade by bringing in Robinson. In acquiring the 24-year-old so quickly after learning about the injury of their star running back, they also showed they want to keep this season’s positive momentum going and make the playoffs for the first time since 2010.