The Jacksonville Jaguars need to make a choice regarding Cam Robinson.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Urban Meyer as their head coach. They now need to settle on a general manager, and once they do, the team’s brass will be able to focus their attention on free agency and the draft. One important question they face is whether they will re-sign left tackle Cam Robinson, who is set to become a free agent.
There are 18 Jaguars set to hit the open market and although the team should prioritize bringing back a few of them, Brad Spielberger of Pro Football Focus thinks Robinson should be at the top of their list. He says the ‘Jags’ don’t have many players worth re-signing, but he thinks the left tackle is one of them.
Spielberger is aware his pick may not be popular, as Robinson hasn’t earned top-notch PFF grades, but points out he hasn’t particularly terrible. Putting grades aside, the Alabama product has been very inconsistent throughout his four-year career and this Jacksonville team needs to decide if they want to make a heavy investment in him.
The Jacksonville Jaguars could be better off letting Cam Robinson walk.
The demand for left tackles outweighs the supply in the NFL, so when even average ones hit the open market, teams tend to pay retail for their services. If Robinson becomes a free agent, things won’t be any different, and could get compensated well for his services. Just like every other player, he should maximize his value and sign the best possible contract. However, the ‘Jags’ need to decide if they want to be the ones that will give him a big-market deal.
If Jacksonville really wants to, they can give Robinson the contract he wants. They have enough cap space after all. However, they need to decide he’s worth re-signing and whether they can get better value in free agency or the draft.