Despite an impressive 2011 season with the Dallas Cowboys, the Jacksonville Jaguars seemed to have made a mistake when the signed Laurent Robinson to a hefty five-year, $32.5 million contract considering the wideout had only one standout year in his career. Now, it appears the Jaguars have realized their mistake–but it doesn’t come without a financial loss.
Jacksonville made the decision to part ways with Robinson on Wednesday and with the disappointing numbers from the 2012 season–it really shouldn’t come as a surprise. Robinson only appeared in seven games for the Jaguars last season while catching 24 passes for 252 yards and zero touchdowns–which is nothing short of embarrassing for a player earning the type of money Robinson was making with Jacksonville.
Once again, this is just a clear case of an NFL team jumping the gun to overpay a breakout star after just one season as the Jaguars were hoping to land the star wide receiver who caught 11 touchdowns with the Cowboys in 2011. Jacksonville certainly made the right move with this decision as there are plenty of other wide receivers they can focus their attention on, but the $14 million in guaranteed money that Robinson made when he signed with the team last year has to sting a little bit.
On the bright side, let’s hope Jacksonville will learn from their mistakes with this situation and think twice about how much money they’re going to distribute to future free agents over the next couple of weeks.
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