Sixteen things about the Jaguars’ decision to not use the franchise tag — worth nearly $16 million — on receiver Allen Robinson:
1. When I asked Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell last week about the pluses and minuses of tagging Robinson and he quickly mentioned the minuses (a lot of money, decreases the flexibility to address other positions) — that told me the tag was not an option.
2. It is necessary to point out the Jaguars have exclusive negotiating rights with Robinson’s camp until 4 p.m. Monday. But sorry, I would be surprised if a deal is done before then — just like I was shocked when it became apparent the Jaguars may not be as enamored with Robinson as the team’s fan base.
3. If you’re Robinson’s camp, you wait it out and at least get a few concrete offers between 4-5 p.m. on March 14. If a market develops — great for them. If it doesn’t — maybe they circle back to the Jaguars.
4. I was shocked when I heard the likely plan to not tag Robinson because he was going to be their best player on offense. Period. Better than Leonard Fournette. Better than Blake Bortles. Better than Brandon Linder. This is an offense that doesn’t know where it will get their
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