While the Jacksonville Jaguars have been known to be big spenders in recent free agent history, they have also been able to get a few players on value contracts through untapped free agency. Right now, that’s in reference to their top offensive player, James Robinson, whose cap this season is $896,668.
For this reason, Robinson was included in the list. “The best NFL.com team that money can buy” which was built by Anthony Holtzman-Escareno. Working within the league’s $208.2 million salary cap, he compiled a roster of 53 people, most of whom had to be full-time contracts.
In the end, Holtzman-Escaregno not only took advantage of Robinson getting a rookie contract, but also three other hitters in Jonathan Taylor, Antonio Gibson and Elijah Mitchell, all of whom were in his top three running backs ahead of a third year. Jaguar.
James Robinson tore his Achilles in Week 15 and may not have been ready for the start of the season, but the luxury of being a productive, proven, undrafted player was too good to be overlooked. His 2,403 rushing yards is 11th in the NFL over the past two seasons.
Even though the Jags only won four games in Robinson’s first two seasons, he more than did his part. As a rookie, he managed 1,070 yards and seven rushing touchdowns in 2020 and 767 yards and eight rushing touchdowns last season. In those seasons, his average yards per carry was 4.5 and 4.7, respectively, giving him an average of 4.5 yards per carry this year.
For now, it looks like Robinson won’t be ready to start training camp, meaning 2021 first-round pick Travis Etienne will be good this summer. However, when Robinson returns, the Jags should definitely have big plans for him as combining his skills with those of Etienne will give them one of the best backfields in football.