What a season it has been for Josh Jacobs.

The Raiders knew the rookie running back was a special talent, but he has surpassed even the most optimistic expectations for his inaugural NFL season. 

Jacobs has been a workhorse for the Silver and Black, breaking Marcus Allen's Raiders rookie rushing record in Week 9, and he made even more history Sunday during the Raiders' Week 13 tilt with the Chiefs. With the Raiders trailing 7-0 in the first quarter, Jacobs took a handoff on first-and-10 and raced for 15 yards to become the first Raiders rookie to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark.

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With limited tread put on his tires at Alabama, the Raiders are content to give Jacobs as many carries as he can handle.

He has proven he can carry the load.