Back in October, the Jets acquired RB James Robinson from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a conditional draft pick. Before his trade, he had rushed for 340 yards and 3 touchdowns on 81 carries in 7 games this season.
His numbers hadn’t changed much since then, especially in the last game when he logged zero stats.
Robinson played in three games after his trade, but head coach Robert Saleh decided to make him a healthy inactive for their game against the Chicago Bears last Sunday. That was a move that the running back did not like.
“Obviously, I didn’t come here not to play,” Robinson said (first transcribed by ProFootballTalk). “Obviously, they brought me here for a reason. I don’t expect anything unless I work for it, and I’ve been working my ass off. Me not playing pisses me off.”
Before this last game, Robinson carried the ball 25 times for 75 yards and also got a touchdown in the receiving game. The team was expected to lean on him after losing starter Breece Hall to a season-ending knee injury.
As part of the trade agreement, the draft pick improves to a fifth rounder if Robinson’s rushing total for 2022 reaches 600 yards.
“I mean, picking up the runs, that’s easy,” said Robinson. “The thing is getting used to the pass game, protections and I feel like I’ve picked up that stuff up pretty good.
“You probably have to ask them what their game plan is for me. I’d do the same, but obviously I’m going to continue to work my ass off. I can’t go in there begging. They can see what I do on the field.”
Following a comeback victory on Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars kept their dim playoff hopes alive and currently have a 4-7 record and tied with the Colts for second place in the AFC South.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.