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Jaguars cut Toby Gerhart

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If you’re looking for an argument against signing veteran running backs in free agency, look no further than Toby Gerhart.

The Jaguars cut Gerhart today, bringing to an end a disappointing tenure in Jacksonville that began when they signed him to a three-year, $10.5 million contract two years ago.

As it turned out, Gerhart made $7 million for his two years in Jacksonville, and in that time he totaled 370 rushing yards and averaged 3.06 yards a carry.

Now the Jaguars have signed running back Chris Ivory, so Gerhart is expendable. The Jaguars have to hope Ivory proves to be a better signing than Gerhart. He could hardly be worse.

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43 Responses to “Jaguars cut Toby Gerhart”
  1. ctattles says: Mar 10, 2016 6:50 PM

    Make people think twice about drafting Treadwell huh?

  2. In Teddy We Trust says: Mar 10, 2016 6:55 PM

    How about just drafting a running back in the third round. He would be younger, cheaper, and more likely to work out.

  3. tokyogasblaster says: Mar 10, 2016 6:57 PM

    Since we’re talking about a former Viking,He’s on top of the Packers wish list…

  4. razzlejag says: Mar 10, 2016 6:59 PM

    So long, Slowby.

  5. terminalmancer says: Mar 10, 2016 7:05 PM

    I don’t think that’s so much an indictment of getting RBs in free agency as it is an indictment of the Jaguars’ pro scouting department.

    Opinions differ, sure, but I don’t know anyone who looked at Toby Gerhart’s tenure with the Vikings and said, “That guy is worth a lot of money! I want him on my team!”

    Trent Richardson already made the case against expensive RB signings anyway.

  6. minnesotastunna says: Mar 10, 2016 7:06 PM

    Had. We’re fools to offer Toby a chance period. He was nothing special in Minnesota. Who didn’t kno he was going to be a flop? I dunno of any team who needs his service. Maybe in Canada but Toby is so bad, that even Canada would be a stretch. I hope was wise with his money.

  7. upnorthvikesfan says: Mar 10, 2016 7:24 PM

    If someone needs a third down back, he’s your guy. That’s what he is good at. Nothing wrong with that. Just don’t try and make a primary back out of him.

  8. TeamBalco says: Mar 10, 2016 7:31 PM

    Move to FB or LB.

    What happen to this guys passion for the game?


  9. realfootballfan says: Mar 10, 2016 7:32 PM

    His career was a mystery to me as to how he ever made it this far, including getting a FA contract. He never looked particularly good backing up Peterson in Minnesota, and I thought he was a mediocre prospect coming out of Stanford. It would be like somebody overpaying for Taylor in Arizona who is rightfully a 3rd stringer and ST guy for them.

  10. smith1626 says: Mar 10, 2016 7:37 PM

    I thought he was going to tear the league up when he was drafted. I was incorrect.

  11. TacomaHawk says: Mar 10, 2016 7:38 PM

    Is 3/$10.5 M really much money in today’s NFL?….

  12. jerry944 says: Mar 10, 2016 7:50 PM

    This guy was a joke on Minnesota..made no sense why jags signed him..and do i really need to say why he sucked?..come on ..everyone knows why

  13. Johnny Drunk says: Mar 10, 2016 7:56 PM

    His next visit should be a jail cell for stealing all that money

  14. summitmech says: Mar 10, 2016 7:57 PM

    He did better as a backup in minnesota. Maybe the jaguars being a terrible team with a terrible o line had something to do with it. I bet hed do well with a decent or good team.

  15. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 10, 2016 8:07 PM

    He essentially stole the money from Jacksonville and was replaced by T.J. Yeldon who was MUCH more productive. That was when Gerhart wasn’t injured. I hope he saved some of that money he got from those two pathetic years because after that effort, no team is going to pay him anything more than the minimum unless they’re stupid.

  16. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 10, 2016 8:15 PM

    Listen guys…..A RB is only as good as his o line!

  17. firerogergoodell says: Mar 10, 2016 8:40 PM

    Rick Spielman makes great picks in the first round but his second round picks might be the worst in league history.

    Ryan Cook, Cedric Griffin, Tyrell Johnson, Chris Cook, Toby Gerhart.


  18. detroitfanatic says: Mar 10, 2016 8:43 PM

    I don’t think it’s so much as his age that made him a bad running back. I think it’s more likely his race. I would never sign a white RB, and I’m white.

  19. bassplucker says: Mar 10, 2016 9:02 PM

    I liked him in Mpls but he literally fell off the map in Jax. His options realistically at this point are either a veteran minimum deal or a TV gig. Wouldn’t surprise me if he is doing color commentary for Pac-10 games this fall.

  20. bencoates57 says: Mar 10, 2016 9:12 PM

    Denver should sign him as Anderson’s replacement

  21. bchap17 says: Mar 10, 2016 9:14 PM

    Ben Tate was right after all.

  22. jpalughi823 says: Mar 10, 2016 9:23 PM

    Why do I see the Colts going after him?

  23. colt13 says: Mar 10, 2016 9:36 PM

    Jags were correct in signing him, you thought he could give you one good year before it became Bortles’ team, but he fell apart.

  24. lnfinite says: Mar 10, 2016 9:51 PM

    Cmon back to MN

  25. cribbage12 says: Mar 10, 2016 9:52 PM

    Minnesota sucked the life and passion out of this player, as it does most Vikings. Unfortunately they go right into the egos of the team’s most blowhard fans.

  26. flipola says: Mar 10, 2016 10:12 PM

    Jacksonville is the anti-New York. If you can’t make it there, you can’t make it anywhere.

  27. ncisagent says: Mar 10, 2016 10:55 PM

    He did well as a backup in Minnesota, but he wasn’t cut out to be a primary running back. His ego got ahead of him and he thought he was better than he really was. So did the Jags. Both he and the Jags would have been better off if he had recognized his limitations and stayed with the Vikings. He’d still be better than anyone playing running back for the Packers.

  28. purpleguy says: Mar 10, 2016 11:30 PM

    Decent back-up, but not a starter; however, the thing that sticks with me is the time late in a game with the Vikes when he fumbled on like 3 successive plays.

    I suppose he could put on an extra 80 pounds and become a feature back for the Packers.

  29. djvh2 says: Mar 11, 2016 12:04 AM

    You’d think after this many years away from the Vikings, the stink would wear off with guys like him, Harvin, Berrian, Jennings, Ponder, Cassel (even Walsh was a good kicker when he arrived there). As Rocky’s manager once said, it’s poymanent!

  30. Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says: Mar 11, 2016 12:32 AM

    Just better suited to be a pass catching fb-type that was in vogue during the 90’s. Doesn’t really have a role in today’s NFL offense.

  31. cougar69rt03 says: Mar 11, 2016 12:56 AM

    Hmmm Y A 4.7 behind A P… 7 fumbles in 4 yrs .He was better then average in Mn

  32. maddenisfordorks says: Mar 11, 2016 1:07 AM

    He’s not a 3rd down back: see Jags vs. Buffalo last season.

    This may be it for the guy.

  33. In Teddy We Trust says: Mar 11, 2016 1:12 AM

    firerogergoodell says:
    Mar 10, 2016 8:40 PM

    Rick Spielman makes great picks in the first round but his second round picks might be the worst in league history.

    Ryan Cook, Cedric Griffin, Tyrell Johnson, Chris Cook, Toby Gerhart.


    Those picks were all before he became GM and were largely influenced by Brad Childress. Last year it was Eric Kendricks. He traded away his second round pick the three years before that to get back into the first round and got Harrison Smith, Teddy Bridgewater, and some wide receiver whose name slips my mind.

  34. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 11, 2016 1:24 AM

    ……the JAGS have no excuse NOT to make the playoff…..they have the players and now for the most part the experience. .The olny thing holding them bavk now is that go awful multi colored helmet and those Nike , “i’m a college football team”uniforms.

  35. draculalambert says: Mar 11, 2016 3:28 AM

    Never trust a Stanford running back. Never!(Steve young yelling)

  36. 1trojan33usc says: Mar 11, 2016 3:32 AM

    It just goes to show you how far his daddy got him. His dad was his high school coach and my son played against him. If you look at this kids stats when he broke the high school rushing record , he got the BALL on “every play”, hell even the talented wide outs were simply pass blockers. Even in fourth quarter blow-outs this guy was still in running the rock. Mission accomplished, just another average Joe with an incredible amount of carries. It got him to college and got him “into” the NFL. At the end of the day, he’s got a nice degree from Stanford and Million$$ in the bank. I hope he paid daddy his cut after getting exposed. It could have been a lot worse………………

  37. theeaglefactory says: Mar 11, 2016 7:14 AM

    I didn’t even know he was still in the league.

  38. buckeyeschad says: Mar 11, 2016 7:59 AM

    Dude got FOUR chances to get it in from the 1 yard line and repeatedly ran into his own blockers – no vision or lateral ability whatsoever – Nice guy – not a good running back. Go Jags!

  39. mutantman87 says: Mar 11, 2016 9:00 AM

    I’ll never forget the GIF I saw on Grantland of Gerhart ignoring a wide open hole to the left and charging straight into a pile of bodies up the middle for no gain. Not quite as easy as Stanford I guess (even though I think he should’ve got the Heisman over Ingram).

  40. blowfishes says: Mar 11, 2016 9:01 AM

    If Asiata decides to play elsewhere this season, then the Vikings should seriously consider bringing Toby Smash back. He was a solid backup to Peterson and offers good pass protection on 3rd down when needed.

    He only had that one bad game against the 49ers where he fumbled 3 times, yet I believe the Vikings still won.

  41. whatjusthapped says: Mar 11, 2016 9:19 AM

    If he was such a decent back up, maybe he can go back to Minnesota. He doesn’t beat his kids so he has that much going for him.

  42. caeser12 says: Mar 11, 2016 11:18 AM

    Gerhart would be a beast, if it were 1920.

  43. philzblog says: May 2, 2016 2:05 PM

    NFL…Not For Long. Toby terrific at Stanford, consistency all around: coach, players, team. Not so in the pro’s, super crappy O line with Jags. He’ll catch on elsewhere if he’s still game, terrific person.

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