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Mike Greenberg Reacts To New York Jets' Running Back Trade

ESPN's Mike Greenberg

The New York Jets aren't going to sit around and lament over the season-ending injury to rookie running back Breece Hall. 

In a shocking trade made this Monday afternoon, the Jets acquired Jacksonville Jaguars' running back James Robinson for a sixth-round pick. 

Prominent ESPN voice and Jets fan Mike Greenberg shared his approval of the trade this evening, stating that "these are not the same old Jets." 

"I absolutely love the #Jets making an aggressive move at RB. Message sent to the locker room. The future is now. These are not the same old Jets," Greenberg said Monday evening. 

Robinson began the 2022 season as the starter for Jacksonville. However, in recent weeks, he's seen his snap share decline with the rise of Travis Etienne. 

In the past four weeks, Robinson has seen a total of 30 rushing attempts, a stark drop-off from the 51 attempts he saw throughout the first three weeks of this season. 

Nonetheless, Robinson should provide an upgrade to the Jets' running back room in the absence of Breece Hall. Robinson, averaging nearly 4.2 yards per carry this season, will likely compete with Michael Carter (3.5 YPC) for the starting running back role moving forward.  

The first chance to see Robinson in action for the Jets will be in Week 8, when New York hosts divisional rival New England.