No. 5 Jacksonville Jaguars player who could be traded – James Robinson
This trade may not be in the Jaguars’ best interest but based on recent developments, it wouldn’t be shocking to see them trade running back James Robinson, arguably their best offensive player, next offseason. In case you missed it, the coaching staff has made the curious decision to bench him after fumbling in back-to-back games.
Sure, Robinson can’t afford to turn the ball over but other Jaguars’ players have committed even worse mistakes and they have not been sent to the sidelines. To exacerbate matters, head coach Urban Meyer hasn’t given a sound, logical reason for his benching and has blamed his assistants for benching the running back.
Although Meyer said he’s talked to Robinson, it’s uncertain if the team views the running back as a building block. After all, they invested a first-round selection in this spring’s draft in Travis Etienne. Had the former Clemson Tiger not suffered a Lisfranc injury in the preseason, he might have ended up with more playing time and a bigger workload than Robinson.
Etienne should be back next year and if he’s 100 percent, the team’s brass may want to cut ties with Robinson. While it may not be the best course of action for the team, the running back may be better off playing somewhere where he’s valued.
Robinson is one of the NFL’s best young running backs, so he could net the Jags a good player or a mid-round pick. Should they do it? No. Will the? Maybe, based on all the players they’ve shipped sent packing this year.