3 best decision Jaguars have made in Urban Meyer era

Head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars Urban Meyer (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars Urban Meyer (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /
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Rome (nor any empire for that matter) wasn’t built in one day. While the Jacksonville Jaguars have made a few mistakes since they hired Urban Meyer as their head coach, they’ve done a good job of turning things around in a relatively short amount of time.

Keep in mind that Meyer took over a team that has made the playoffs just once over the last ten years. The former Florida head coach is trying to lay down the foundation for sustained success, something the organization hasn’t had since the early days. This Jacksonville team still has plenty of work to do if they want to become a perennial playoff contender but the early results are encouraging.

Here are the three best decisions the Jaguars have made in Meyer’s short tenure at the helm.

The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t fully committed to Cam Robinson.

Left tackle Cam Robinson has been inconsistent throughout his career but upgrading the position this offseason may have been cost-prohibitive. The team’s brass could’ve signed Trent Williams in free agency, but his price might not have been within budget. There was also Orlando Brown Jr., whom the Chiefs ultimately traded for, but Jacksonville would’ve needed to compensate the Baltimore Ravens and also give Brown a top-market contract.

The Jaguars decided to compromise and slapped Robinson with the franchise tag. They are giving the Alabama product one more chance to turn the corner. However, they don’t have a commitment beyond 2021, so if he doesn’t show he’s the long-term solution at left tackle, the team can simply move on from him without any repercussions.

Robinson will now have the chance to prove he is a franchise left tackle. If he plays up to his potential, the Jaguars won’t mind giving him a multi-year deal that pays him handsomely.