Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back James Robinson has been nominated for the NFL’s Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Robinson racked up 107 total yards on 17 rushes and four catches — averaging 5.1 yards per touch on Sunday.
RB @Robinson_jamess has been nominated for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week!— Tad Dickman (@TDickman89) October 6, 2020
Players with 90+ scrimmage yards in each of their first four career games since 2000:
• L. Tomlinson (2000)
• A. Peterson (2007)
• K. Hunt (2017)
• S. Barkley (2018)
• J. Robinson (2020)@Jaguars pic.twitter.com/YsGnAVmdx9
An undrafted free agent signee out of Illinois State, Robinson burst onto the scene in week one after being named the team’s starting running back. Shortly before the announcement, the Jaguars waived former fourth-overall selection Leonard Fournette paving the way for Robinson to become the lead tailback.
Through the first four games of the season, Robinson is a top-10 running back in the NFL. Not just among rookies — he’s a top-10 talent regardless of age and if he continues at this pace he’ll earn Pro Bowl votes.
He’s on pace to rush for 1,140 yards and catch 56 passes for 644 yards for a total of 12 touchdowns. I’d say that should be good for some postseason accolades around the league.
You can vote for Robinson here. Vote early and vote often, folks.