Rashad Jennings may have earned a starting role in Oakland, permanently,

When Rashad Jennings was brought to Oakland this offseason it was a good bet that the RB would get a substantial number of touches playing behind the injury prone Darren McFadden. Jennings has gotten touches with McFadden injured as expected, but the level of production that Jennings has exhibited can not be described as expected. Jennings has accumulated 57 carries at an average of 6 yards per for a total of 340 yards including an 80 yard gallop to the endzone against the Texans, a play that displayed Jennings power and speed.

The oft injured McFadden is a fascinating talent but his inability to stay healthy may be his undoing in Oakland. McFadden is in a contract year and even considering McFadden’s youth Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie may not find value in shelling out big money to a player that can’t stay healthy.