As those who follow the Raiders exclusively, we’ve been impressed with some of the runs Josh Jacobs has had. But for perspective it’s good to see how he stacks up with the rest of the NFL. He stacks up pretty well.
The rookie back is among fourth in the NFL in forced missed tackles per touch after four weeks.
Missed Tackles Forced per Touch (2019)— Scott Barrett (@ScottBarrettDFB) October 1, 2019
1. Alvin Kamara (0.39)
2. Damien Williams (0.39)
3. Duke Johnson (0.35)
4. Josh Jacobs (0.34)
5. Le'Veon Bell (0.32)
6. Ronald Jones (0.26)
7. Chris Carson (0.26)
8. Austin Ekeler (0.25)
Last / 44. Sony Michel (0.05)
His .34 forced missed tackles per touch means he forces a missed tackle once every three carries on average.
Jacobs is in some elite company too. Starting with Alvin Kamara and just above Le’Veon Bell.
Where he lands in other stats is pretty good too. Jacobs is 9th in the league in rushing (307), good for a new franchise record for rookie rushing over the first four games of his career. He did it while averaging a healthy 5.0 yards per carry. He has a couple touchdowns as well and three catches for 57 yards receiving. This is a good start to his career in the league.