Disappointing Jets Veteran Signs Multiyear Deal With Rival: Report

The New York Jets have lost another player from the 2022 squad.

NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero announced on Wednesday, March 15 that the New England Patriots have signed veteran running back James Robinson to a two-year deal that has a maximum value of $8 million.

The #Patriots are signing RB James Robinson to a two-year deal worth up to $8M, per source.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 16, 2023

James Robinson Will Have Chance at Jets Revenge in 2023

Ahead of the new league year kicking off on Wednesday, March 15, ESPN NFL Insider Jeremy Fowler shared that the Jets wouldn’t be placing a tender on the restricted free-agent running back.

That decision allowed the 24-year-old who will turn 25 before the start of the 2023 season to become an unrestricted free agent.

It didn’t take long for the former Illinois State product to find a new home on the NFL market.

ESPN Patriots Reporter Mike Reiss believes the youngster projects to fill the “Damien Harris role behind Rhamondre Stevenson” in New England.

James Robinson: 110 carries for 425 yards (3.8 avg) and 3 TDs with Jaguars and Jets.

More productive in 2020-2021 in Jacksonville (404-1,837-15) before trade to Jets in 22.

Projects to fill Damien Harris role behind Rhamondre Stevenson. https://t.co/WNSBsv3c4b

— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 16, 2023

Shortly after the signing reached social media, Robinson sent out his first words as a member of the Patriots:

“Let’s get it! Time to go to work!”

🙏🏾Lets get it! Time to go to work!!#Patriots 😤

— James Robinson (@Robinson_jamess) March 16, 2023

Robinson showed a lot of promise during his first two and a half-seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jets ended up trading for him last season after Breece Hall went down with a torn ACL.

While Robinson played a key role in one of the Jets’ best wins of the season versus the Buffalo Bills, his overall contributions were lackluster.

So much so that the team decided to bench him near the end of the season which ruffled a lot of feathers.

Now they’ll get a chance to see him twice a year on a division rival starting in 2023.


This is a developing story and we’ll provide new details as they become available.

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