The Jaguars wasted no time in addressing their offensive woes, as they have now traded for one of the league’s veteran running backs.
Jacksonville has mustered only 21 points combined in its last two games, both of which the team lost by double digits. And with Leonard Fournette dealing with a hamstring injury, leaving his status for the coming weeks unclear, the Jaguars have reportedly traded for Browns running back Carlos Hyde.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero announced the news.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 19, 2018
Hyde figures to be a great fit in the Jaguars offense, as his cutback ability and speed force opposes defenses to respect his big-play potential. He’s racked up 382 yards on 114 carries thus far this season (five touchdowns), but struggles to catch passes out of the backfield, so T.J. Yeldon would likely be the team’s third-down back in passing situations.
As for the Browns, it appears the team is ready to make second-round draft pick Nick Chubb its featured back, and we expect him to get a number of carries in Sunday’s game against the Bucs. Check out this popular sports betting advice website for more on that contest.
It will be interesting to see how Hyde fares in a change of scenery, but on paper, it appears both teams benefited from this trade.