Oakland Raiders need all hands on deck with Josh Jacobs out
Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has been a standout performer on countless occasions throughout his rookie season, but he won’t finish the season the same way he started.
Josh Jacobs has been the glue to the Raiders offense right out of the gates, rushing for 86 yards and two touchdowns in his first NFL game against the Denver Broncos. In Week 17, the Raiders will once again take on the Broncos, but this time without their star running back.
In the first quarter of the Raiders Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers, Jacobs fractured his shoulder during an attempt to fight for extra yards. Since then, he’s been limited in many practices throughout the season, but has just missed two games.
Unfortunately for the Raiders, those two games have come within the last three, as the team has been very careful with their prized running back. Jacobs has been an incredible addition to this offense even with his hurt shoulder, and many believe he will run away with the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
On Saturday, the Raiders officially ruled Jacobs out (shoulder/ illness) for Sunday’s Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos with playoff implications in sight.
As the season inches closer to the finish line, Jacobs will have a lot of hype surrounding his name as a nominee for the offensive rookie of the year. He’ll finish the season carrying the ball 242 times for 1,150 yards and 7 touchdowns. In the passing game, Jacobs caught 20 passes for 166 yards.