Jacksonville Jaguars: ‘Stealing’ one player from every AFC West team
Garrett Bolles could be the left tackle the Jacksonville Jaguars need.
When you think of the Jaguars’ biggest lacks in recent years, quarterback comes at the top but left tackle should be a close second. They drafted Cam Robinson in the second round of 2017’s draft but he has been inconsistent throughout his four-year career. The Alabama product will play the 2021 season under the franchise tag, so this will most likely be his last chance to show he’s the long-term answer at the position.
Even though the odds of Robinson becoming a top-notch player are slim, it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility. Garrett Bolles of the Denver Broncos also struggled in his career but took off in 2020 and became one of the best left tackles in the NFL. He was a penalty machine in his first three seasons, getting flagged 45 times. However, he was only penalized seven times last season. His number of pressures allowed also went down considerably. After giving up an average of 37 pressures per year from 2017 to 2019, he only gave up 13 last year.
The Broncos rewarded Bolles with a four-year deal worth $68 million, so what did the Utah product do to improve? He says he used to rely on his athleticism too much, so he decided to focus on his technique. The fact he had the same offensive line coach (Mike Munchak) in back-to-back seasons for the first time in his career also helped. The Jaguars hope George Warhop can have the same impact for Robinson. In the meantime, the Jags should ‘steal’ Bolles from Denver if they could.