Jacksonville Jaguars Highest Paid Player To Be Suspended

Jacksonville Jaguars starting left tackle Cam Robinson is facing a potential suspension of multiple games due to a positive test for a banned performance-enhancing drug.

The NFL is waiting for the results of a second sample before deciding on the length of his suspension. As a first-time offender, Robinson could face a suspension of two, six, or eight games, depending on the substance found.

Robinson signed a three-year contract extension worth $52.75 million with the Jaguars in May 2022. However, his potential suspension could cause him to miss valuable playing time in the upcoming 2023 NFL season.

Last year, Robinson played in 14 regular-season games but was forced to sit out the final five due to a knee injury, including two playoff games.

The news of Robinson's potential suspension could have serious implications for both Robinson and the Jaguars. The 27-year-old is the highest-paid player on their roster, set to make $22 million this season.

Robinson has been a key player for the team since being drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL draft, starting in 75 games over six seasons. Losing him for multiple games could significantly impact the team's offensive line and their performance on the field.

Furthermore, Robinson's contract currently counts more than $22 million against the Jaguars’ salary cap in both the 2023 and 2024 seasons. If he is suspended, it remains unclear whether the suspension will nullify any guarantees in his contract.

It is unfortunate to hear about Robinson's positive test and potential suspension, and it remains to be seen how the situation will unfold for both Robinson and the Jaguars in the upcoming NFL season. 
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