When the 2013 NFL draft began, former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson was deemed to be a receiver. When the Jaguars selected Robinson in round five, they dubbed him a running back.
It has since become clear he’ll play both positions. It’s now becoming clear that he’ll also play quarterback.
Per multiple reports, Robinson lined up at the position in shotgun formation during Wednesday’s OTA practice. Asked after the session whether that makes Robinson a “quarterback” or a “Wildcat” option, coach Gus Bradley laughed and said, “We don’t have to tell you,” according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
What the development tells us is that, apart from not wanting the distraction that goes along with Tebowmania, the Jaguars don’t need him because they already have a guy who will do what Tebow would have done.
And if Robinson does it well enough, his label could change in a year or two from running back to quarterback.