The Jacksonville Jaguars took a major blow to their offense after placing rookie running back Travis Etienne on injured reserve. The 25th overall pick will miss his entire rookie season due to a Lisfranc injury. Etienne suffered the injury during the Monday night matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
Travis Etienne was set to have a major role in the Jaguars offense according to Urban Meyer. Many reports had come out during the offseason that Meyer would be using Etienne would be used as a receiver just as often as he would be at running back. He was selected 25th overall out of Clemson where he played with the Jaguars 1st overall pick Trevor Lawrence. During his time with the Tigers Etienne actually set the FBS record for most games with a touchdown (46).
During Etienne’s four year career with the Clemson Tigers he amassed over 6,000 total yards & 78 total touchdowns. On top of being one of the most explosive players in college football during his time at Clemson Etienne also already has formed great chemistry with rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Him and Lawrence have been on the same team for three seasons giving him rapport that would have been very useful for the rookie QB.