Jaguars’ Travis Etienne on rookie season: ‘If there was a year to miss, I missed a great one’

Nathan Ray Seebeck – USA TODAY Sports

Former Clemson running back Travis Etienne was the No. 2 running back on the board in the 2021 NFL Draft, but he’s never seen the field. During the Jacksonville Jaguars’ preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, Etienne suffered a Lisfranc injury that ended his season before it could start.

On Tuesday, Etienne met with journalists to inform them of his recovery. He said he was 85 to 90 percent recovered from his Lisfranc injury, by 1010XL, showing that his rehab is putting him on the right track. Etienne also made an interesting comment about missing his rookie season.

The 2021 campaign for the Jaguars was more about off-pitch issues than their on-pitch issues. Head coach Urban Meyer was fired less than a year into his new gig and provided many distractions that hurt this team. When a reporter asked Etienne if he was glad he didn’t have to go through the weekly routine in what wasn’t the best environment, Etienne admitted he was a bit.

“Na, na, definitely. It’s just the human element, just seeing the results you’re like, ‘Whew, if there was a year to miss, I missed a great one,'” declared Etienne with a smile.

Etienne was a formidable dual-threat weapon during his time at Clemson and helped the Tigers win four ACC titles and a national title in 2018. According to Clemson’s official website, Etienne is the NCAA FBS record holder for most games. in career scoring a touchdown – – 46 of his 55 career games. In all, he rushed for 4,952 yards and 70 touchdowns in four seasons.

Current Jaguars quarterback and Etienne’s college teammate Trevor Lawrence said he was “really excited” to get him back and would add a “spark” to this offense now led by coach Doug Pederson .

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