The Jaguars may have gone the creative route by deeming fifth-round pick Denard Robinson an offensive weapon rather than one of the more familiar positions normally found on NFL rosters, but they still had to follow convention when it came to signing Robinson to a contract.
They’ve done that. Jacksonville announced Tuesday that they have reached agreement on a four-year deal with the former Michigan quarterback who is expected to see time as a runner, receiver and returner in addition to potentially seeing snaps at his collegiate position as well. Wherever he lines up, the team hopes he brings some verve to an offense that was missing it in 2012.
“It’s a great feeling to sign my first NFL contract,” Robinson said. “It’s something I’ve been waiting my whole life for and I’m ready to get to camp later this month and get back to work. I was able to get a feel for the NFL game during the offseason and I look forward to getting the pads on and just keep improving with each practice.”
Robinson is the sixth of eight Jaguars draft picks to sign their deals and General Manager David Caldwell said in the team’s release that he expects to have everyone signed before the Jags start training camp later this month.