The Jacksonville Jaguars could have had an explosive backfield tandem last season.
James Robinson had 767 yards and eight touchdowns for the Jaguars and Travis Etienne showed promise after a successful college career at Clemson.
In addition to winning the CFP National Championship with the Jaguars, he was twice the ACC Player of the Year and twice the Consensus All-American.
He finished his collegiate career with 4,952 racing yards and touched down 46 of his 55 games.
However, there was a setback in his NFL career when he suffered a season-ending Lisfrank injury.
Etienne will have to wait a year before taking the field for Jacksonville and he is ready for the lost time.
Coach Pederson says Arabic Travis Etienne has been cleared for everything because we are ready for the first day of the OTA.
– Ashlyn Sullivan (ashlynrsullivan) May 23, 2022
Jaguars team reporter Ashlyn Sullivan tweeted, “Coach Pederson says Arabic Travis Etienne has been cleared for everything because we are ready for the first day of OTA.”
Etienne and Robinson give Jacksonville a punch or two that will help them gain a yard from the ground.
If the former Tiger can bring his college game to the professionals, the Jaguars have a treat to offer.
His speed is something that the defensive linemen could not handle.
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The return to Etin is a good sign for a Jaguar team that came up with several weapons for the offense.
In addition to getting a boost from Etienne, Jacksonville upgraded their passing game by signing Christian Kirk and Jay Jones.
The Jaguars are banking on Evan Engram to be an asset in both blocking and pass offenses.
The team has improved the safety of Trevor Lawrence by bringing in all-pro guard Brandon Sheriff.
He will work with left-tackle Cam Robinson to help block the pass, which will block Lawrence’s blind side.