Jacksonville Jaguars Rumors: Denard Robinson to See Time at Quarterback in Training Camp?

By Ryan Heckman


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As the Jacksonville Jaguars get their training camp underway, fans will be eager to see their brand new ‘offensive weapon’ that the team drafted this spring. Yes, the term ‘offensive weapon’ has been given as an official title to one of the more overlooked and exciting players in this year’s draft.

Former Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson entered the draft as more of a running back/wide receiver instead of quarterback because there weren’t any teams interested in his potential as an NFL quarterback.

During the minicamp this year, Robinson was seen at the quarterback position for some time as well as his other two spots which begged the question: Will he wind up playing a single snap at quarterback this year for the Jags?

There is a slim chance that it happens, but as he’s been given the new title there are tons of possibilities for where he could be lining up this season.

The fact that Blaine Gabbert is starting for a third straight year scares the living daylights out of plenty of Jacksonville fans, and at this point they know they aren’t going to compete for a playoff position. So with that said, why not try Robinson at quarterback at least during training camp and maybe the preseason?

The worst that could happen is he fails just like everyone assumed he would. If he proves everybody right, he’ll wind up playing in the back field and on the line of scrimmage as a wideout as the original plan had entailed.

Any time you have a guy with the kind of play-making ability like Robinson has, you have to make sure he gets the ball in his hand and is given a chance to break the game open. Will that be at running back? Maybe wide receiver? How about quarterback?

You never know how he will pan out, but the options are there for a guy with his skill set.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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