Jaguars want to keep Allen Robinson, but will they?

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In four days, free agency opens. One of the biggest names on the market will be Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson, No. 7 on the PFT free-agency top 100 list.

The fact that the Jaguars didn’t tag Robinson could make some think that the Jaguars don’t want him. But they do.

“We like the kid,” Jaguars G.M. Dave Caldwell recently told PFT Live. “He’s a great kid, a really good competitor. In terms of the production standpoint . . . you deal with that with a lot of players. You look on the free agency market, there are other players at his position that have gone through similar type of things. You just have to set a price for us that we feel like as a team we can handle and hopefully [Robinson and his agent] feel like the same thing and we can get a deal done. At some point in time, just like other free agents, we’ve walked away. We don’t want to do that with Allen because he’s ours. We’ll see. We have a lot of options on the table with that.”

Robinson’s situation has become complicated by the fact that: (1) he tore an ACL in Week One of the 2017 season; and (2) Robinson had a significant drop in his production from 2015, when he had 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns, to 2016, when he had fewer than 900 yards and six scores.

So which guy is the real Allen Robinson, and is he healthy? And will the Jaguars be the team where he tries to re-establish himself as a high-end pass-catcher?

We’ll find out on Wednesday, if not sooner. In theory, the Jaguars could re-sign him at any time. At this point in time, it probably makes sense to see which offers come in on Monday.

11 responses to “Jaguars want to keep Allen Robinson, but will they?

  1. The Jaguars have proven to be pretty good talent evaluators. Teams like this don’t really have to pay through the nose for the most plentiful position in football. It’s difficult to stay on top if you pay everybody. This draft will be no different than any other draft. There will be top WRs around in the 4th and 5th round. With a salary cap, it’s crucial to have good scouts. There isn’t a salary cap on scouts.

  2. Everyone keeps linking him to the 49ers, but I don’t see it. Niners have had their share of ACL cases that didn’t pan out.

  3. He will be the Bills #1 focus in free agency. Will get him to sign a one year deal to prove he’s healthy and is the same 2015 receiver. After that, they’ll pay him what he’s worth on a longer term deal since they’ll have much more money to work with after this year.

  4. Captain garbage time has one good season, a terrible one d them blew out his knee, he should be prepared to sign s one year prove it deal or a heavily incentivized deal. Don’t think we forgot you and Blake padding your stats against that saints high school defense in 2015!

  5. Not enough people are acknowledging the fact that Robinson does not like Bortles – or at least doesn’t think he’s a decent quarterback. The Jaguars just re-signed Bortles, effectively choosing him over Robinson. This isn’t like Jalen Ramsey not liking Bortles (which he doesn’t), this is a WR not liking/trusting his QB. That’s a problem.

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