"Jordan is a veteran running back who has had some success in the league," coach Ron Rivera said in a statement. "We think he has some return skills and we are always looking to be good in that area. At running back, he brings versatility. He is stout and physical enough to run the ball up inside, but he's got the quickness and speed to get outside to the corner."
Todman racked up 186 yards on just 32 carries with the Jaguars in 2014 while adding 198 yards on 25 receptions and scoring twice. He also averaged 25.6 yards per return on 38 kickoff returns last season.
Todman came down with a 23-yard touchdown pass on a trick play. Quarterback Blake Bortles threw a screen pass to Cecil Shorts, who then threw a pass to Todman for the score in the third quarter. He carried the ball seven times for 52 yards and caught five of six targets for 46 yards and a score.
Gerhart took four handoffs for 8 yards and was not targets in the passing game.
Todman also chipped in five yards on two receptions. The game-breaking score came on a play where the Jaguars faked the end around to the left of the formation, and the running back found a seam on the right side of the line and outsprinted the defense to the end zone. Lead back Toby Gerhart was removed from Thursday's game with a rib issue, and it's possible Todman could find himself with an increased role in next Sunday's season finale against the Texans.
Denard Robinson had emerged as the
Sunday's was a tough matchup for the Jaguars backs, so they should have an easier time next week. However, even against a subpar Titans rushing defense, none of these backs are worth starting outside of the deepest Fantasy leagues for Week 16.
The minor contributors outnumbered the major ones Sunday for the
The best of the bunch was wideout
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