Allen Robinson, San Francisco 49ers a free agency match

Hope Soto
March 7, 2018

Tuesday marks the final day that teams can apply the tags.

If Jacksonville and Robinson can not come to some agreement within the next six days, the former Penn State star will become a free agent.

The Jaguars have decided not to place the franchise tag on potential Raiders free agent target, wide receiver Allen Robinson, which means he will hit the open market March 12 if a long-term deal isn't reached prior, per NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

They either have reservations about how Robinson will perform in 2018 in his first season back from the torn ACL or they don't believe he's an elite receiver.

The Jacksonville Jaguars chose to spend their offseason money on Blake Bortles, who received an extension from the team, and not spend it on Allen Robinson, which is an interesting decision of sorts.

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Robinson broke out on the field in 2015, catching 80 passes for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Robinson, whom the Jaguars drafted in the second round in 2014, has 202 catches for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns in 43 games.

At 24 years old, Allen Robinson has just scratched the surface of his National Football League playing career. After all, they have just about a week.

The Jaguars didn't have him last season, and it was a significant loss.

If they don't, however, the Colts should pursue him hard in order to add him to an offense that already includes Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton. It's not a good group of free-agent receivers, and it would be irresponsible to count on a rookie to be a consistent downfield playmaker. But bringing Robinson back sure seems like something to look into. Robinson is probably the best possible player they could have asked for, and with no second round draft choice due to the Garoppolo trade, this type of move makes sense.

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