Cam Robinson is locked in on a one-year deal. The Jaguars offensive tackle has accepted his franchise tag, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). The 2021 franchise value for offensive linemen is $13.754MM.
It was a bit of a surprise when the Jaguars slapped Robinson with the franchise tag earlier this month. The organization was expected to let the lineman test the open waters, but they changed course and decided to retain him at the top-five average for his position.
The 2017 second-round pick has spent his entire career with the Jaguars, starting each of his 37 games. He started 16 games for the first time in his career in 2020, appearing in a career-high 94 percent of his team’s offensive snaps. However, Pro Football Focus assigned him an overall grade of 61.7, which placed him in a tie for 59th in the NFL.
Considering the fact that Robinson is only 25, there’s a good chance that the Jaguars franchised the lineman based on potential, not production. Plus, the team may simply be looking for some continuity on the offensive line as they welcome in presumed number-one pick Trevor Lawrence under center.
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