The Jacksonville Jaguars locked up offensive lineman Brandon Linder on Tuesday afternoon, making him the highest paid center in NFL history. Linder is the first of the Dave Caldwell draft picks to earn a second contract, but he’s probably not the last one this offseason who will do so. Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Allen Robinson mentioned in a reaction to Linder’s deal that his camp has been in discussions with the Jaguars about a new deal.
“They have [talked], but at the end of the day, that’s my agent’s job and I’ll let him do his thing and I’ll do my thing on the field,” Robinson told Ryan O’Halloran of The Florida Times-Union on Tuesday at an Academy Sports event.
Robinson followed up his Pro Bowl franchise record setting season in 2015 with a down year in 2016, though he still led the team in yards, receptions and touchdown catches. Robinson has shown the ability to be a big time playmaker at the wide receiver position and get in the endzone, something the team has lacked for a few seasons.
With Robinson coming off a “down season” it’s possible the Jaguars try to act fast and lock him up long term before he has a bounce back season on the final year of his deal.