The Jacksonville Jaguars have had a pretty good offseason this year as they have done a fantastic job signing free agents. One of those free agents was running back Chris Ivory and it looks like his presence may affect the carries 2015 third-round pick TJ Yeldon gets going into the 2016 season.
Ivory has proven himself as an effective runner on first and second down the last few years. His best performance came in 2015 when he helped the New York Jets place fifth in the league in first-and-ten rushing yards with nearly 1,100, while the Jaguars struggled in that note, only gaining 789.
This all points to the Jaguars possibly using Yeldon as their primary third-down back, according to the Florida Times-Union. It should also translate into Yeldon being a much bigger piece in the passing game than Ivory will be.
During his rookie season, TJ Yeldon rushed for 740 yards and two touchdowns, while catching passes 279 yards and a touchdown. He did this in the first 12 games, all of which he started, before missing the last four with a leg injury.
It certainly looks like the Jaguars could have a two-headed monster in Yeldon and Ivory going into the 2016 season. Now, they just have to use them correctly.
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