The Raiders have an elite running back in Josh Jacobs, but with Leonard Fournette becoming available, should they add him to the mix at the position?
Josh Jacobs will head into his second season in the NFL as one of the premier backs in the league, this after becoming the first Raiders rookie in team history to rush for over 1,000 yards. He was drafted by the team in the first round in 2019, and really exceeded expectations, as his numbers would have been even better had he not missed time at the end of the season due to his shoulder injury.
Still, he is fully healthy heading into Year No. 2, and the hope is that he can get more involved in the passing game this season. The Raiders have two solid pass-catching running backs behind him in Jalen Richard and Lynn Bowden Jr., so they will take some of the pressure off of him in that area.
However, the Raiders should still consider bringing in a back with power, and one became available on Monday, as the Jacksonville Jaguars released Leonard Fournette. A 1000-yard rusher as a rookie as well, Fournette is coming off a very solid 2019 campaign, and is available to any team via waivers who are looking to grab him before the season opens up in less than two weeks.
For the Raiders, they should at least see what his interest is.