5 worst contracts on the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2022
No. 3 worst contract on the Jaguars in 2022 – Cam Robinson, LT.
Including left tackle Cam Robinson on this list feels like cheating a bit because he doesn’t technically have a contract. Instead, he’s set to play the 2022 season under the franchise tag. Having said that, he’s currently on the Jaguars’ roster and his salary will count towards the cap.
Ask any NFL player that gets the stage and most of them (with a few exceptions) will tell you that they don’t like it. Why? Because it doesn’t offer the financial stability of a long-term deal. Also, this mechanism is kind of restrictive for teams, as it doesn’t give them much freedom to navigate the salary cap. Keep in mind that this is the second year in a row that the Jags tag Robinson and even if they had wanted to sign him to a long-term deal after last year’s deadline, they wouldn’t have been able to.
On the bright side, the Jaguars and Robinson can still strike a multi-year extension and they have until June 15 to do so. They could reduce the left tackle’s $16.6 million salary in 2022 (or push some of it to later years) and create a bit of cap space. General manager Trent Baalke told the media they would like to reach a long-term agreement with their franchise player but it remains to be seen if they will. They still have ample time to get it done.
It took Robinson a while to find consistency but he managed to do it 2021, allowing just one sack and posting a Pro Football Focus pass-blocking grade of 76.6, the highest of his NFL career. He deserves a long-term deal and the Jaguars should give it to him.