It’s worth noting that the Jags had their two best offensive players sidelined. Maurice Jones-Drew and Cecil Shorts III couldn’t recover from nagging injuries which led to some role players like rookies Ace Sanders and Denard Robinson having to lead the passing game. No player, however, had a bigger performance than RB Jordan Todman.
A former sixth-round pick by the San Diego Chargers in 2011, Todman never had the chance to establish himself as a regular after being waived by both the Chargers and the Minnesota Vikings. His fortunes began to change this year as he was signed by the Jags, but it wasn’t until the matchup against the Bills where he had his best performance of the year.
Todman rushed 25 times for 109 yards and caught four passes for 44 yards, giving him a total of 153 yards. To put his performance in perspective, he topped his season-totals before the game (138 yards) with his outing against the Bills. Todman still needs to improve his work especially in the red zone where he wasn’t able to do much damage, but it was clear he’s able to produce when given the chance.
There’s no doubt that the established starter in the team is MJD, and once he’s back Todman will return to his backup role. But if Jones-Drew can’t go the rest of the year, Todman will see plenty more chances to secure a role with the team towards next season.