No. 3 Jaguars player that could be traded – Cam Robinson, LT.
This may come as a shock to some fans, seeing as the Jaguars value Cam Robinson enough to pay him $16.662 million this season under the franchise tag for the second year in a row, but they may be just buying time to either sign him to a long-term deal or allow sophomore Walker Little more time to develop into the team’s long-term answer at the blindside.
Also, the Jaguars may feel that a long-term contract is out of reach after many attempts to negotiate with Robinson’s agent. They may also feel that Little will have developed enough in the offseason to insert him at the starting left tackle position. If that ends up being the case, trading Robinson to a left-tackle needy team may be the best option given that they’d be paying him starting-level money this season to instead be a swing tackle or backup lineman.
Sure, they could hang onto Robinson for this year with the hopes of re-signing him long-term to decrease his cap hit and giving Trevor Lawrence a decent left tackle for years to come. However, they would undoubtedly risk letting him walk next year, getting very little value in return (in the form of a possible compensatory pick in 2024) and they’d risk losing him to a division rival, which always stings. Trading him now or later this offseason may be the Jaguars’ best option. If another team’s starting left tackle gets injured in training camp, for example, and that team comes calling offering a high or even mid-tier draft selection, it may be the right time for Baalke to pull the trigger.
Possible Destinations – Chicago Bears or New York Giants
Possible Compensation – 2023 second and sixth-round draft picks (two picks)