Cam Robinson staying in Jacksonville? Jaguars move towards keeping lineman
It appears Cam Robinson will be sticking around in Jacksonville.
The first big offseason decision of the Urban Meyer era looks to have been made by the first-year NFL coach and Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke as the team plans to place the franchise tag on Robinson. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network was the first to report the news.
Following Rapoport’s report, the Jacksonville coach was asked to comment on the report during his Tuesday media availability.
“We are heading in that direction,” Meyer said when asked if Robinson would be franchised by the Jaguars this offseason.
Robinson has played his entire NFL career in Jacksonville after being selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He played his college football at Alabama.
During his time with the Jaguars, Robinson has played exclusively at left tackle, starting all 47 games he has appeared in. While he may not have lived up to his draft hype just yet, Robinson is just 25-years-old.
With the Jaguars expecting to draft a quarterback with the first overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, which will most likely be Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, having an experienced left tackle on the field makes sense for the start of the Meyer-Lawrence era in Jacksonville.
Despite that logic, some are questioning if Robinson is worthy of receiving the franchise tag this offseason.
Cam Robinson might be the worst player to ever get the franchise tag.
He's got some upside but very inconsistent.
Feels like Jags are scared to death of not having anyone else to protect Lawrence. https://t.co/Z5c120xJHY
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) March 9, 2021
Jaguars will place the franchise tag on T Cam Robinson, per @RapSheet
61.7 PFF Grade in 2020 (T-59th) pic.twitter.com/PkgiHkggPu
— PFF (@PFF) March 9, 2021