- By Dan Becker
Josh Jacobs has been a recent tear as running back for the Las Vegas Raiders.
He has ran for more than 140 yards in each of the past three weeks, a new Raiders record.
He has amassed on average more than 174 total scrimmage yards and is currently second in the league in rushing yards and touchdowns. More importantly for Las Vegas, the team is 2-1 in that stretch.
Jacobs also surpassed Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen for most all-time yards for Las Vegas in his first 50 games.
Allen, a mentor for Jacobs, was in attendance for the 38-20 victory over the Houston Texans. For the Raiders offensive line, they are happy to see the accolades grow for Jacobs.
“He makes our job easier with the way he’s running it and I love to see it. It’s awesome, shoutout to him – he’s killing it,” said Raider’s center Andre James.
The 5th year running back from Alabama has amassed at least 800 yards in his first 3 years despite never playing a full season due to injuries.
The Raiders declined to pick up the 5th year option on Jacobs in the off-season.
They may regret it.
If he continues this stretch, either Vegas or another team via free agency will likely be rewarding him with a giant contract in 2023.
Jacobs and Vegas play the New Orleans Saints this Sunday.