Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has been having a stellar rookie season. But a shoulder injury threatened to knock him out of today’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. With the game just a few hours away from kickoff, we now know his gametime status.
According to ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell, Jacobs is officially active for the Raiders today. Jacobs has been recovering from a shoulder fracture that caused him to miss last week’s game against the Titans.
It’s a crucial game for the Raiders, who are 6-7 and have to win out for any chance of making the playoffs. They’ll be happy to have Jacobs back for this one.
In 12 games, Jacobs has carried the ball 218 times for 1,061 yards – shattering the Raiders’ rookie rushing record in the process. His 88.4 rushing yards per game are fourth in the NFL.
RB Josh Jacobs is ACTIVE for the Raiders.
— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) December 15, 2019
Jacobs was the No. 24 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft following a stellar college career at Alabama.
Injuries at RB forced him into a large role perhaps a bit earlier than head coach Jon Gruden was expecting. But Jacobs quickly proved that he was ready for the heavier workload.
The Raiders-Jaguars game will be played at 4:05 p.m. EST and will air on CBS.