James Robinson Jets Nov 6, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets running back James Robinson (23) carries the ball as Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (97) and linebacker Terrel Bernard (43) defend during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets traded for veteran running back James Robinson following a devastating knee injury to rookie running back Breece Hall in October. He was expected to make a big impact but saw himself as a healthy inactive in the Jets’ victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Robinson did not mince words about his lack of playing time in an interview with ESPN’s Rich Cimini on Wednesday, saying that he was upset with head coach Robert Saleh’s decision to make him inactive before the game.

“Obviously, I didn’t come here not to play,” Robinson told ESPN on Wednesday. “Obviously, they brought me here for a reason. I don’t expect anything unless I work for it, and I’ve been working my a– off. Me not playing pisses me off.”

New York leaned on another rookie running back in the game. Undrafted rookie Zonavan Knight did not disappoint with an increased role, accruing 103 scrimmage yards against the Bears.

It’s unclear exactly where Robinson goes from here as he tried to get back in the good graces of the Jets coaching staff, and he certainly appears worried about his fit on the team.

“Obviously, I was upset about it,” Robinson added. “I don’t know what they have planned for me. You probably have to ask them what their game plan is for me. I’d do the same, but obviously I’m going to continue to work my a– off. I can’t go in there begging. They can see what I do on the field.”

It is unclear whether James Robinson will get another chance to prove his worth to this Jets team as they look ahead to a Week 13 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.