Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson is ready to soar for the 2017 season—literally.
After having a breakout year in 2015 while leading the league in touchdown receptions, the wideout hit a wall in 2016. Robinson’s numbers were down in receptions, yards, and touchdowns, while his yards per game average decreased by over 30 yards.
So what’s he doing in response? Robinson is putting his training into overdrive.
The former Penn State star has been working out at EXOS in Arizona and he appears to be in prime shape when it comes to his lower body. Trainer Jonathan Barlow shared a video of Robinson crushing a 40-inch vertical jump:
With his vertical leap looking so good, it should help Robinson continue to make catches like this impressive grab:
Fakes out DB. Overpowers safety.
— NFL (@NFL) October 27, 2016
The Jaguars are a team in transition after bringing in a Tom Coughlin as the new head of football operations and Doug Marrone as head coach, but the 23-year-old Robinson gives the team reason to be optimistic.
The 6’3”, 218-pound receiver should have some extra motivation for a big year following his decreased production in 2016, and he has experience working with Marrone, who served as assistant head coach and offensive line coach for the Jaguars in 2016.
In fact, when Marrone took over as interim head coach at the end of the season, Robinson had his best performance of the year making nine catches for 147 yards in Week 16 against the Titans.
After a strong finish to the year and his insane vertical jump, Robinson looks ready to soar again.