The Jacksonville Jaguars will be active in free agency, but it will include more than just signing new players — they’ll need to protect their own free agents who could potentially leave for a hefty payday.
8. ALLEN ROBINSON, WIDE RECEIVER
2017 Grade: 71.7
2017 Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Robinson was lost for the 2017 season after he tore his ACL on just his third snap of the year, so he will consequently hit free agency without the kind of leverage that he’d been hoping for. Despite the injury, Robinson is still arguably the most talented offensive player on the Jaguars roster, therefore he could be one of the most intriguing free agents on the market. Wherever he ends up, Robinson has proved that he can produce as a game-changing deep threat, evidenced by his stellar 2015 campaign, where he racked up a colossal 672 receiving yards from passes of 20 or more yards downfield, the most ever recorded by PFF.
He’s not leaving, folks.
There’s absolutely no reason to even let Robinson sniff free agency. He’s their best wide receiver among a crop of productive guys behind him. He’s their downfield threat and the guy who could have been the difference-maker in the AFC Championship. He’s one of the best receivers in the league and he’s going to get paid.
See a full list of all of the Jaguars’ free agents this year here.