The New York Jets made a big-time trade this week when they acquired James Robinson from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
This move was made in an effort to replace some of the production of sensational rookie Breece Hall who is set to miss this season after suffering a torn ACL versus the Denver Broncos.
Jets RB James Robinson Sets Record Straight on Jaguars Beef
A lot of folks around the league were surprised that the Jaguars traded away Robinson in the first place. Let alone for a conditional sixth-rounder that can become a fifth-round pick.
However, it seemed like the folks making the decisions for Jacksonville were ready to hand over the keys to former first-round pick Travis Etienne as the lead back.
When the trade was first reported by the national media, some were concerned that the deal might not go through.
During the Week 7 matchup between the New York Giants and the Jaguars, Robinson didn’t play a snap.
After the game, Jacksonville head coach Doug Pederson cited “knee soreness” as the reason that occurred.
However, despite those medical concerns Robinson passed all of the Jets’ physicals which are a prerequisite for any trade in the NFL to be complete.
Robinson was made available to the New York media for the very first time and he didn’t mince words when talking about his prior situation:
“I feel pretty good I can tell your that. I would say the communication was really not there. Last Sunday I felt like I could play but obviously, you guys saw it, I didn’t. I thought it was going to be a 1-2 punch (with Etienne) and the Jaguars fell out of that a little bit. I feel like they are using my not feeling healthy as an excuse I guess.”
Robinson then reiterated that he is healthy and said the reported “knee soreness” he had been dealing with during his time in Jacksonville.
This is a developing story and we’ll provide more details as they become available.