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Milestone Alert: RoJo closing in on 1,000-yard season

Updated: Dec 8, 2020

When the Bucs drafted Ronald Jones II in the 2nd round of the 2018 NFL Draft, there was some who never believed that Jones could become a featured back in the offense. RoJo has definitely silenced the critics for the most part as he closes in on several milestones.

In his rookie season, Jones seen limited playing time rushing for only 44 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. His second year seemed to dodge his sophmore slump, as he crossed the millennium mark for the first time in his career recording 1,033 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns.

Coming into his own

In his third season in Tampa, Jones has shown that he can indeed be the featured back, competing weekly with Leonard Fournette, Le'Sean McCoy, and rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn while sharing the field with what many consider to be the GOAT in QB Tom Brady, who signed with the team in March via free-agency after spending 19 successful seasons with the New England Patriots.

History in the making

This season, Jones set franchise records after breaking a 98-yard touchdown run during the team's Week 10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. The run set a franchise record for the longest run and ranks third overall in NFL history.

Jones doesn't seem to be done as he needs just 180 yards to cross the millennium mark on the ground and only 19 yards to cross the 1,000-yard mark in all-purpose yards in back-to-back seasons. The last time the Bucs witnessed a 1,000-yard rusher was Doug Martin in 2015, when he rushed for 1,402 yards and six touchdowns.

This writer is predicting Jones to cross the 1,000 yard mark early during the first half in Week 15 when the Bucs visit the Atlanta Falcons and finish the season with just over 1,200-yards and ten touchdowns.

Do you believe that Jones will break 1,000-yards on the ground? If so, when do you predict it happening?

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