Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 questions to answer this season
Can Will Richardson Unseat Cam Robinson?
If the coaching staff moved Will Richardson, who was a tackle in college who moved to guard last season only to move back to tackle, there is a reason for it. With his versatility as one of his strengths, he could become the team’s swing tackle.
The other way to look at this is from the coaching perspective. Marrone knows the left side of the line needs more consistency, both at tackle with Cam Robinson and Andrew Norwell, the Jacksonville Jaguars starting left guard. Robinson looked shaky at times last season after returning from an ACL injury. If the line develops with rookie Ben Bartch over on the right side, fighting for the right guard spot, this could be a very good unit in 2020.
The Jaguars gave up 41 sacks last season with Minshew and Nick Foles under center. As a group, they need to get back to the 2017 season when Blake Bortles was dropped 24 times. That kind of protection this season will open running lanes for Leonard Fournette and will keep Minshew in the pocket longer so wide receivers can run their routes.
The notion that a second season under offensive line coach George Warhop will help stabilize the unit means everyone who has come back this season must improve. Marrone is banking on that happening in 2020.