After having to be carted out of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Thursday Night Football matchup against the Miami Dolphins, linebacker Leon Jacobs has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Per ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the third-year player suffered a torn ACL, giving the Jags’ defense its first notable in-season loss due to injury.
More brutal injury news: Jaguars' LB Leon Jacobs tore his ACL last night and is out for the season, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 25, 2020
Jacobs, 24, suffered the injury while engaged with Dolphins tight end Durham Smythe. Another tight end, Adam Shaheen, came in to help Smythe for a double-team, and the impact of his block caused Jacobs to sustain the injury and immediately go down. Not too soon after that, the trainers were on the field assisting Jacobs to the medical team’s injury cart.
Once Jacobs exited the game, Cassius Marsh came on to the field in his place and was able to accumulate three tackles on the night.
Linebacker was a strength for the Jags in training camp and now they will likely need to make an addition as Marsh is now listed as the team’s only strong-side linebacker. With that being the case, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Jags look into free-agency this weekend as they will have extra time to prepare for the Cincinnati Bengals.