Rumor: Jaguars expected to franchise tag Allen Robinson
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a big offseason coming up if they are to enjoy similar success to what they had in the 2017 NFL season. The first item on the to-do list will like be locking up wide receiver Allen Robinson for at least another year.
There has been some speculation regarding Robinson’s future in Jacksonville. According to ESPN’s Mike DiRocco, the Jaguars are reportedly prepared to slap him with the franchise tag for the 2018 NFL season:
“Robinson has been angling for a long-term deal through the media, saying he is close to full health and his ACL injury is “not really an issue,” but DiRocco believes the Jaguars are looking for a “one-year, incentive-laden deal.” The tag is expensive and does not contain any incentives, but it would give Jacksonville a year to make sure Robinson is back to full health before they invest long-term guaranteed money.”
The news comes as a sigh of relief for Jaguars fans and players alike. All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey urged his front office to bring back Allen and several other teammates for their journey back to championship contention. It seems they may get their wish for at least another year.
A one-year deal would certainly make sense for both sides. Not only would Robinson get a lucrative salary in 2018, but it will also give the team a chance reincorporate him back into the offense. The former Pro Bowler had his season come to an end after tearing his ACL in Week 1. As a result, it seems Robinson’s bounce-back year will need to happen in 2018.