Raiders Get Concerning News With Josh Jacobs Injury Update

David Kaestle
Josh Jacobs is considered very questionable for the Raiders Week 3 game.
Josh Jacobs is considered very questionable for the Raiders Week 3 game. / Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The Las Vegas Raiders have gotten off to a hot 2-0 start this season, with wins over two perennial AFC playoff teams in the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. While quarterback Derek Carr has been leading the charge, putting up big numbers in both games, the rushing attack has faltered. Head coach Jon Gruden still lays huge importance in the latter's place in his game plans.

Josh Jacobs Injury Update

That's why the news that starting running back Josh Jacobs is "very questionable" for their Week 3 game against the Miami Dolphins is frustrating.

Jacobs burst on to the scene as a rookie, rushing for over 1,100 yards in just 13 games, adding 7 touchdowns. He continued that in year two, surpassing 1,000 yards once again, but adding 12 touchdowns. The start of this season has been filled with question marks.

Luckily, the Raiders have Kenyan Drake behind him, who is one of the more capable backups in the NFL. Drake has never reached 1,000 rushing yards in a season, but he did put up 955 yards as the feature back with the Arizona Cardinals last season. He even added 25 catches and 137 yards in the air.

If Jacobs can't go, surely Drake is a viable replacement in the short term, but Las Vegas will still be hoping to have them both healthy in the backfield sooner rather than later.

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