Jacksonville Jaguars believe Cam Robinson is the answer at left tackle

Cam Robinson #74 of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
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Jacksonville Jaguars left tackle Cam Robinson #74 (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports) /

With free agency around the corner, the Jacksonville Jaguars have applied the franchise tag on left tackle Cam Robinson. This gives us an insight into the positions the organization may prioritize in free agency.

The Jags announced they have placed the franchise tag on Robinson. This ensures he will play in Jacksonville for at least one more year and had he not been tagged, he would have become a free agent in a few days. On the other hand, a long-term deal is still a possibility. Head coach Urban Meyer said in a sit-down with the local press that the team hopes the left tackle plays for the Jaguars for a while.

If the Jaguars hadn’t used the tag, they would’ve had choices at the position in free agency. Trent Williams will arguably the best left tackle in the open market and Orlando Brown Jr. is on the trade block. Both players are better than Robinson but it looks like Jaguars’ new coaching staff felt comfortable with what they have seen Robinson do.

Meyer said in the conference that offensive line coach George Warhop feels good about his future and development. The Alabama product struggled in 2020, so Warhop think he has room to improve. Robinson played all 16 games last season and had a serviceable 61.7 Pro Football Focus grade while allowing five sacks and 40 total pressures.

It will be interesting to see if Robinson ends up signing a long-term contract but it will be equally fascinating to see what the Jaguars will do in free agency after having already taken care of the left tackle position.