Ian Rapoport is reporting, The Jets are making a big trade, acquiring Jaguars RB James Robinson to help replace injured RB Breece Hall. Draft pick compensation is going back to the Jags.
The Jaguars will receive a conditional sixth-round pick, which could become a fifth rounder.
Robinson, 24, was Jacksonville’s starting RB the previous two seasons after joining the team as an undrafted rookie in 2020. He’s remained a regular part of the Jaguars offense in 2022, but has ceded carries to 2021 first-round pick Travis Etienne. Etienne missed his entire rookie season with a foot injury, but has thrived in 2022 while playing alongside QB Trevor Lawrence, who was his college teammate at Clemson.
Robinson joins the Jets hours after they confirmed that Hall would miss the rest of the season with an ACL tear suffered in Sunday’s win over the Denver Broncos. The injury cuts short a promising rookie season that saw Hall lead the Jets backfield with 463 yards and four touchdowns on 5.8 yards per carry. He also tallied nine 19 catches for 218 yards and a touchdown as the focal point of the Jets offense amid a surprising 5-2 start.
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