Cam Robinson Inks New Deal with Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars locked up their left tackle a day ahead of the NFL Draft, signing former Crimson Tide anchor Cam Robinson to a three-year extension worth $54 million.
Robinson was set to make just over $16.5 million this season playing under the franchise tag for the second straight year, but will instead now make $18 million a year for the remainder of the deal.
Robinson, hailing from West Monroe, LA, joined the Crimson Tide in 2014 as the top rated tackle in the nation and was a starter in his freshman season. In three years with Alabama, Robinson earned both All-American and All-SEC honors on top of winning the Outland Trophy in his final season.
Despite an impressive college career, Robinson was pushed down the board due to an overall weaker offensive line class, falling to the Jags in the second round.
In his rookie season, Robinson earned the job and started 15 games, allowing just two sacks on over 800 snaps. An impressive rookie campaign meant high expectations for Robinson's second year which was unfortunately cut short by an torn ACL in Week 2 against the Dolphins.
Since coming back from his injury, Robinson has been a very serviceable option for Jacksonville, finishing last season with a pass block success rate of 86.1%, which was just slightly below league average (87.5%).
Despite holding the first overall selection in this year's draft with a chance to select Evan Neal as the future cornerstone of their offensive line, the Jaguars apparently are comfortable with what the have in Robinson.