Will Josh Jacobs Be Back to Form For Week 1?
Las Vegas Raiders fans got the news they have wanted to hear for some time: running back Josh Jacobs is back.
The star running back and the Raiders agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal. As our own Hondo S. Carpenter Sr.
had been reporting for months, Jacobs will be back with the Raiders before the start of the regular season.
Jacobs will be back, but he has missed several months of the offseason. While he has kept himself in shape away from football, he will now return to the field, which is a whole new
With Jacobs set to return after missing so much time, an important question is raised: how ready will he be when the Raiders travel to Denver in Week 1 to take on the Broncos?
Jacobs is a supremely talented player. It should not take him long to regain his footing, but he has just two weeks to get reacclimated to game speed.
It would not be surprising if there was a slight bit of rust when Week 1 rolls around.
The Broncos also have an excellent defense, especially on their defensive line. Free agent acquisition Zach Allen is one of the more underrated edge defenders in the NFL,
and they have an underrated linebacker core that features Alex Singleton, Josey Jewell, and Randy Gregory.
One of the important factors in Jacobs’ return to play will also be the elevation in Denver.
Jacobs’ conditioning will have to be at a high level, or he may struggle in Empower Field at Mile High due to the high altitude.
For a player like Jacobs, the re-acclimation process should not take too much time as he is one of the best running backs in the NFL.
Even if Jacobs is not his old self immediately, the Raiders do not need to worry, because they have several capable backs to split the workload, like Zamir White and Brandon Bolden
Jacobs is a player who completely changes the dynamic of the Raiders’ offense. He will be an important part of the team’s success.
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