Jaguars seem likely to tag Allen Robinson if no long-term deal

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The Jaguars have some big decisions to make on offense this offseason, but one of them seems fairly obvious.

According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars seem likely to use the franchise tag on wide receiver Allen Robinson if they can’t reach a long-term deal.

Robinson suffered a torn ACL in Week One, and the lack of a true number one receiver was among their problems this year. But keeping him seems obvious, especially for a team with just eight unrestricted free agents.

Robinson caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015, and even though his numbers dipped last year (73-883-6), he’s still the kind of player they need to retain, for either Blake Bortles or any other quarterback who walks in the door.

And because his injury was early in the season, it’s reasonable to expect him to be able to participate in the offseason program and be ready for 2018.

2 responses to “Jaguars seem likely to tag Allen Robinson if no long-term deal

  1. I’m not a Bortles fan, but funny how not one single “expert” pointed out that he was without his #1 receiver Robinson all year and #2 Hurns for 6 games and #3 Lee with a nagging injury all year and he still had a good year despite him being low hanging fruit. Don’t let the narrative get in the way of facts.

  2. nationalmediacansuckit –

    Right on. The media hasn’t mentioned Robinson’s name since losing him to injury, but they were sure eager to criticize Bortles and the offensive production. That injury was a pretty big blow. They were able to adapt and play well with what they had, but Robinson and Hurns were a very important and integral part of the Jags plans this past season. This team has a bright potential in front of them, regardless who is behind center next season.

    Signed: Not-a-Jags-fan-but-a-fan-of-good-football

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