Official: Jets acquire Robinson from Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded running back James Robinson to the New York Jets for a conditional sixth-round pick, the teams announced today.

With Breece Hall out for the season with a torn ACL, the Jets needed a running back, and with former first-round pick Travis Etienne Jr. getting the bulk of the carries in Jacksonville, Robinson became expendable. 

In seven games this season, the 24-year-old Robinson, who returned after tearing his Achilles in 2021, rushed for 340 yards on 81 carries.

As a rookie in 2020, he gained 1,414 scrimmage yards, the most by an undrafted rookie in NFL history. Robinson attended Illinois State and signed with the Jaguars as a rookie free agent in April 2020.

Robinson played in 35 games for the Jaguars from 2020-22 and rushed 485 times for 2,177 yards and 18 touchdowns. 

STATEMENT FROM THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS ON ROBINSON:

The Jacksonville Jaguars are grateful to have had James Robinson as a member of this organization and thank him for his many contributions on the field, in the locker room, and in the community during what were three impactful seasons in Jacksonville. We wish James well in New York as he continues his career with the Jets.