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Author: Jon Kuzma
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It wouldn’t be right to say Allen Robinson is expendable because he has been such a big time player such coming into the league back in 2014. However the Jacksonville Jaguars were very close to going to the Super Bowl without Robinson and that could cause the front office to move on without the former Penn State alum. The cost of franchise tagging Allen Robinson would be around $16 million dollars for 2018. That’s a very steep price considering Jacksonville only has $25 million in cap space at the moment. It just makes more sense for this team to use that money on several affordable players, rather than paying top dollar for one superstar who is coming off an injury. Here is a list of free agents that could be signed for $25 million dollars based off what they earned last year. Julius Peppers, Sammy Watkins, Taylor Gabriel, Davon House, Eric Decker, Malcolm Butler, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and Jordan Matthews could all be signed for that amount if they got paid exactly what they did last season. When you put that in perspective the Jaguars would clearly be better going with a package deal of several free agents over just signing Allen Robinson. Ultimately that leads us to the question of where Robinson will wind up? Well if AR15 wants to be paid be there’s definitely a mega-contract waiting for him in San Francisco. The 49ers have almost $120 million dollars in cap space. Not only that, they didn’t have one receiver who went over the 1,000 yards receiving mark. Adding Robinson would be a great addition for Kyle Shanahan’s emerging team. If John Lynch can retain Jimmy Garoppolo and pair him up with Allen Robinson good things are destined to follow. Only time will well tell how this situation plays out but it feels like a new team will be in Robinson’s future.
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