Trade proposal with Chiefs would pave the way for Jaguars LT Walker Little to start

• This trade would allow the Jaguars to start Walker Little at left tackle.

Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72)
Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Walker Little (72) / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have a surplus at left tackle. Cam Robinson is expected to start in 2024 but Walker Little is lurking behind waiting for his chance. On top of that, Anton Harrison could always switch sides after lining up at right tackle in his rookie season. Maurice Moton of Bleacher Report might have come up with a sound solution.

Moton proposed a list of trades every Super Bowl contender should make and had the Kansas Chiefs trading third and fifth-round picks for Robinson and a fourth-rounder. All things considered, that wouldn't be a bad deal. Robinson, a second-round pick in 2017, is entering the last year of an extension he signed in 2022. He's set to have a cap hit of around $21.9 million but releasing him or trading him would free up $17.2 million in space.

That extra cap space would come in handy if the Jaguars want to give Trevor Lawrence or another player from their 2021 draft class an extension. Moreover, they would get an extra third-rounder, which they could use to bolster one of their many needs in the draft.

An added benefit of the trade would be that it would pave the way for Walker Little to start at left tackle. A second-rounder in 2021, the former Stanford Cardinal has started a handful of games in relief of Robinson but hasn't been able to earn a full-time role. He competed with Jawaan Taylor for the starting job at right tackle in 2022 but lost the battle.

If Robinson left, the Jaguars could plug in Little at left tackle or have him switch sides to pave the way for Anton Harrison. Either way, this would be a win-win situation for both the Chiefs and Jacksonville. Here's what Moton had to say about his proposal:

"Kansas City can exercise some patience and draft a left tackle or make an aggressive move to acquire a veteran with starting experience to protect Patrick Mahomes' blind side. The Chiefs should make a call for Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Cam Robinson, who's started in 84 games through seven seasons.

The 28-year-old has missed games because of injuries and a suspension, but he's a solid plug-in play option if Kansas City wants a proven starter. Jacksonville could look to Walker Little to take over at left tackle, which could make Robinson expendable and available for a middle-round pick."

The Jaguars may be reluctant to part ways with Cam Robinson

Cam Robinson was seen as a potential cap casualty ahead of free agency but the Jaguars made it clear they expect him to play his contract out. This would make them hesitant to part ways with him, or maybe they wanted to drive his price up because they hadn't gotten any good offers. After all, teams can change their mind at any time and it's not uncommon for them to make trades on Draft Day.

On the other hand, it's possible that the Jaguars haven't seen enough of Walker Little to make them think they'll be better off without Robinson. Sure, Little has fared well when called upon, but maybe the team's brass has seen something in practice that hasn't convinced them he's the long-term answer at left tackle.

It's also worth noting that Little, like Robinson, is entering a contract year, so if the Jags want to see what he brings to the table, this would be the perfect time. They could give him a one-year trial and if he comes up short, they could easily draft a tackle next year or move Anton Harrison to the left side. Either way, they would have options in case they move in from Robinson.

The bottom line is that the Jacksonville Jaguars aren't planning to move on from Cam Robinson right now, but if they change their mind, they could have a handful of willing trade partners. After all, the demand at left tackle across the league outweighs the supply and Robinson could most definitely help several teams.

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