It’s done. Josh Jacobs will be win the 2022 NFL rushing title.
Jacobs came into the weekend with a 160-yard lead for the rushing title, with just two players having any realistic chance of catching him. Those players were Browns RB Nick Chubb and Titans RB Derrick Henry
He added 45 yards in the first game of the weekend, which mean Chubb would need 205 yards rushing and Henry would need 224 yards.
Both of those games are now final and neither player came close to the totals they would need to surpass Jacobs. Henry had 109 yards Saturday night and Chubb just finished with 77 yards early Sunday.
That means, the final top three looks like this:
- Josh Jacobs – 1653
- Derrick Henry – 1538
- Nick Chubb – 1525
The rest of the games will need to go final for it to become official. But with no other player within 300 yards of Jacobs’s rushing total, it’s over.
Pretty awesome especially when you consider the team didn’t pick up his fifth year option prior to the season, which means, should he not be signed to an extension, he will hit free agency in March.
Congrats to Josh Jacobs on winning the NFL rushing title.