The Jacksonville Jaguars are hoping for a massive turnaround in 2022.
They want to compete instead of getting the first overall pick every year.
But their rebuilding isn’t over, as NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport shared.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2022
Rapoport tweeted, “The #Jaguars and franchised tagged OT Cam Robinson have agreed to terms on a 3-year deal worth $54M, sources say. $18M per year.”
Robinson’s new deal makes him the eighth highest-paid offensive tackle in terms of annual average value.
Last month, the Jaguars gave him the franchise tag, which would have earned him $16.6 million.
However, this contract extension is a win-win for both parties.
Robinson gets job security while Jacksonville retains a reliable player in an important position.
Protection For Trevor Lawrence
Aside from giving quarterback Trevor Lawrence more targets to work with, Jacksonville also spent a fortune to boost the protective pocket around him.
All-Pro guard Scherff joined the Jaguars on a three-year, $49.5 million deal.
He and Robinson will anchor the offensive line to keep Lawrence away from edge rushers.
Last season, Robinson played 856 offensive snaps, per Pro Football Focus.
The Alabama alumnus committed only five penalties and gave up one sack.
He also received an overall grade of 67.4 from PFF.
The security Robinson provides will give Lawrence more time to execute plays.
When that happens, the Jaguars will have better chances of winning.