NFL: How will each running back in the AFC West fare in 2020?

Josh Jacobs, Raiders, AFC West
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Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders’ quarterback situation has been sticky since Jon Gruden took over as head coach. It has just seemed like he has never fully been behind Derek Carr. Las Vegas added Ruggs in the draft and are hoping for a breakout season from Darren Waller. One position they do not have to worry about is in the backfield.

Josh Jacobs was a first-round pick of the Raiders in 2019 and he looked like the real deal as a rookie. He played in and started 13 games over his first season. Jacobs finished with 1,150 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. He averaged 4.8 yards per carry for the Raiders. Jacobs proved that he is a running back that can carry the load for the offense.

Jalen Richard will follow Jacobs on the depth chart. The Raiders have a few breakout candidates in 2020 to go along with a few question marks.

Hunter Renfrow is a solid receiver while Tyrell Williams will look to stay healthy. Gruden knows he has a horse in the backfield and will give Jacobs all the work he can handle.


  1. No question about it, Gruden is so unhappy with Derek Carr he hasn’t drafted a single QB in the past three drafts. With multiple first-rounders the past two drafts, MM and Gru could’ve made a wide variety of moves to pick almost anyone they wanted.. This narrative is entirely media-driven. You’re just too stupid/arrogant to figure out Mayock and Gruden are playing you like a fiddle. One can only hope that when you finally figure that out you’ll have the decency and character to admit it.

  2. The Chargers may be the 1st team in history to have a leading rusher in negative figures…

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