5 questions for the Las Vegas Raiders offense entering 2020
Keeping Josh Jacobs healthy
The Raiders hit the mark in drafting Josh Jacobs, the consensus choice for offensive rookie of the year (despite what the accolades may say). Nonetheless, Jacobs proved in just year one that he’s already in the conversation for being among the top running backs in the league. Need we be reminded that he did this in only 13 game appearances, a few of which he played with a fractured shoulder.
Increasing those games played from 13 to a full season will be the ultimate goal in year two, and its the reason why Las Vegas re-signed Jalen Richard to help in the passing game as well as drafting Lynn Bowden Jr., a versatile player with experience in the backfield.
Keeping Josh Jacobs fresh and healthy for the long-term (and for a hopeful playoff appearance) is of importance in 2020. To achieve that will require a combination of keeping Jacobs’ workload consistent, and aligning it with Richard and Bowden chipping in as well.