May 27, 2024

Reportedly, running back J.K. Dobbins is poised to ink a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, marking his departure from the Baltimore Ravens. Dobbins, a former second-round draft pick from Ohio State in 2020, will join a growing list of Ravens free agents who have migrated to the Chargers, particularly following the departure of former Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman. Upon finalizing the deal, Dobbins will reunite with Roman, joining several other former Ravens players who have already made the move to Los Angeles, including Gus Edwards, Hayden Hurst, Bradley Bozeman, and Ben Mason. Notably, Dobbins will transition from being coached by John Harbaugh to his brother, Jim Harbaugh, who recently assumed the head coaching position for the Chargers.

During his rookie season in 2020, Dobbins showcased promising performance, leading all running backs with an impressive six yards per carry, accumulating 805 rushing yards, and setting a franchise rookie record with nine touchdowns. However, injuries derailed his subsequent seasons, limiting his playing time and impact. In Los Angeles, Dobbins sees an opportunity for a fresh start within a familiar environment, playing under a coach and within a system where he previously excelled.

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With the Chargers parting ways with veteran running back Austin Ekeler, Dobbins, alongside Gus Edwards, will assume primary roles in the team’s backfield for the upcoming season. Notably, the Chargers are slated to face the Ravens at So-Fi Stadium during the 2024 season. Meanwhile, in Baltimore, Derrick Henry, a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time league rushing champion, has been signed to replace Dobbins and Edwards as the lead running back. Henry’s arrival signifies a significant addition for the Ravens, given his exceptional productivity and durability since becoming a full-time starter in 2018.

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