Recapping the 2020 Las Vegas Raiders: Running Backs

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Josh Jacobs was solid all season long for the Raiders. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Despite the injuries and ever-changing lineup along the offensive line, the Raiders running game was pretty successful this season.

Coming into the year, Las Vegas Raiders fans felt like they knew what they were going to get out of Josh Jacobs, after the star rushed for more than 1,000 yards his rookie season, and was looking to improve upon his game in his sophomore season.  Devontae Booker was a different story, as after a failed stint with the Denver Broncos led him to skip the 2019 season to heal up from injuries coming into training camp, a lot of Raiders fans didn’t even expect Booker to make the team.

Not only did he make the team, but he contributed quite a bit to the Raiders 6-3 start, but sadly, as the Raiders season started to turn south, so did Booker’s production. He got fewer carries due to the Raiders being behind most of the time and finished out his year with a whimper really after his strong effort against his former team.

Jalen Richard has had a very successful career after joining the Raiders as an undrafted free agent but saw his role diminished in 2020.  He is an excellent pass catcher and can be electric at times, but overall, he did not have much production this season.

The group as a whole had a solid season, and here are grades for the running backs in the 2020 season.

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