Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has been outstanding this season and is on the cusp of having the best single season in team history.
The 2022 NFL season has been an outstanding one for Josh Jacobs, who played with a chip on his shoulder after the Raiders did not pick up his fifth-year option this past offseason. Throughout the up-and-down season for the Silver and Black, Jacobs has been the constant, running through, and around defenders all season long.
As the statistics have piled up all year, Jacobs has kept his focus and has only turned his attention to the win column. He has spoken numerous times about how frustrated he is with the losing, but looking at his statistics, he has done everything he can to keep the Silver and Black in games week after week.
Raiders Josh Jacobs could have the best season of any team RB in history
Going into the team’s Week 18 matchup against Kansas City, the 24-year-old running back has his sights set on some incredible statistics. He is only one rushing touchdown away from tying Marcus Allen’s mark of 13 set back in 1984, when Allen was also a 24-year-old running back.
In addition, he is close to breaking Allen’s single-season rushing mark of 1,759 yards, as he goes into Week 18 with 1,608. He would need a magnificent effort against Kansas City to set the record, but with nothing to play for, McDaniels may decide to reward his running back for all the effort he has shown all season long.
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Last weekend, we witnessed Davante Adams rewriting the Raiders record book in terms of the wide-out spot, as he set the single-season receiving record, and has more receiving touchdowns in a season than any player in team history. This has been a historic season for some key Raiders offensive players, and hopefully, they are both back in the Silver and Black next year.