Josh Jacobs has been named as the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Month for November after rushing for 441 yards and 3 touchdowns. It’s his second consecutive month winning the award, a particularly impressive feat considering that he revealed on social media earlier this week that he’s been playing through a fractured shoulder.
While the Raiders have had a rough go of things the past few weeks, Jacobs is still continuing to make a strong case for Offensive Rookie of the Year. He’s a major favorite for the award at this point by most sports books due to his accumulation of 1,061 yards on 218 attempts for 7 touchdowns and a sparkling 4.9 average yards per carry.
The No. 24 overall pick in the draft grades as the second-best running back in the NFL behind MVP candidate Christian McCaffrey by Pro Football Focus and has become the focal point of the Raiders offense due to his surreal combination of speed, power, vision, and elusiveness.
His 1,061 yards this season already ranks No. 11 among the Raiders all-time single-season. He’s projected to finish with 1,414 yards, which would place him No. 2 all-time behind only Marcus Allen’s historic 1985 rushing output.