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Author: Jon Kuzma
How did this happen? It was so easy to see if you watched the games. Josh Jacobs was in a class of his own when it came to this year’s crop of offensive rookies. Jacobs was able to takeover games and he was by far the most dominant player out of all of the offensive guys who were drafted in 2019. Go back and watch some of the Raiders game films and you’ll see a ball carrier that refused to be tackled. He was so good after contact and there were times when Josh Jacobs flat out imposed his will on the defenders around him. His juke moves are some of the smoothest we’ve seen in a while and so many times he made people miss by using his stutter step.
The results were 1,150 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns. Which is far more impressive than what Kyler Murray was able to accomplish. Yeah Murray would go on to win the O.R.O.Y award but that’s because the voters and fans find quarterbacks the most interesting. Murray might be a great story but it’s not right to deprive Jacobs from the recognition he deserves. Especially when it’s clear that he performed the best during the 2019 season. The old saying is “politics as usual” and unfortunately it came at Josh Jacobs expense.
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