Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, for the first time in his career, enjoyed the benefit of suiting up next to a dynamic, top-tier running back on the field, and he has high expectations for the second-year stud’s future.
Josh Jacobs took the league by storm in his rookie season, rushing for 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns in only 13 games of play. He was on track to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, and had he not got injured, Jacobs likely would’ve come away with the honor, rather than Kyler Murray.
But now the book is out on him, and expectations are high going forward, which is why a lot of rookie sensations take a step back in their sophomore campaign. Carr doesn’t appear to believe Jacobs will be slowing down anytime soon, though, as he heaped praise on the young running back, setting his ceiling at Hall of Fame level.
“He played with some stuff and it really showed his toughness,” Carr said, via The Fresno Bee. “He’s a super special player that can be a Hall of Fame-type player.”
“What was crazy is when they told him he couldn’t play his eyes filled with tears and he felt like he let the team down,” Carr said.
We can’t wait to see what’s in store for Jacobs this season.