3 thoughts on Jaguars giving LT Cam Robinson a new contract

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson #74 (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Cam Robinson #74 (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke at the 2022 NFL Combine. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports /

General manager Trent Baalke likes Cam Robinson a lot.

The current regime inherited Cam Robinson, so they could have easily let him walk away in free agency but opted to tag him instead and they showed how committed they were to keeping him around when they gave him his new deal.

General manager Trent Baalke hasn’t hesitated to pull the plug on players his predecessor, David Caldwell, acquired. Just a few months after he took over, Baalke traded tight end Josh Oliver. Later, he sent cornerback Josiah Scott packing to the Philadelphia Eagles, and just before the start of the 2021 campaign, he dealt quarterback Gardner Minshew and linebacker Josh Schobert.

Once the season started he traded cornerback C.J. Henderson to the Carolina Panthers and it’s possible he didn’t move on from him sooner only because he hadn’t gotten a deal he liked. So what do all these players have in common? They were drafted by Caldwell. Similarly, the organization opted not to re-sign wide receiver DJ Chark Jr., right guard A.J. Cann, and left guard Andrew Norwell this offseason.

If Baalke kept Robinson and gave him a new contract, it’s because he fits his vision (whatever that is) and believes he was the best option to protect Trevor Lawrence, who is entering a crucial year in his development. The general manager hasn’t been afraid to spend big this offseason and has progressively put his stamp on this Jaguars team.