Allen Robinson missed all but three plays of the biggest season of his career. 2017 was a contract year for Robinson - he was expected to have a monster year and looked the part of a true number one receiver throughout training camp - but on his first catch of the season he sustained a torn ACL and was forced to watch the Jaguars best season since 1999 from the sideline.
Robinson wasn't able to prove in 2017 that he deserved to be paid among the NFL's elite at the WR position. But his work prior to his lost season has many believing he'll be the number one free agent wide receiver if he hit's the market. Robinson doesn't believe that missing the 2017 season will impact his appeal if he hits free agency.
A-Rob spoke on Sirius XM NFL Radio Wednesday and had quite a bit to say about his health and his ability.
He had this to say:
"Every team across the league knows what I'm capable of, so that's (his injury) not really an issue . . . "It's not one of those things where it happened at the end of the year." . . . "I'll be cleared well before the season starts and well before training camp."
There's a couple of things to unpack here.
1. Robinson's ACL injury shouldn't impact his preparation for the 2018 season, regardless of what uniform he is wearing.
2. Robinson believes he will be a hot commodity if the Jaguars do allow him to test free agency.
Even with his recent injury A-Rob is well on his way to getting paid like a number one receiver. The Jaguars should do everything in their power to sign him to a long term deal - as one of the best 50/50 ball catchers in the league and a player with a tireless work ethic the Jaguars offense cannot afford to lose him - but if they aren't able to come to an agreement with Robinson on a new contract they can always use the franchise tag to keep him around another year and then go back to the negotiating table later in the year.
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