The Jacksonville Jaguars have found a new running back.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday night that Toby Gerhart has signed a three-year deal worth $10.5 million with $4.5 million guaranteed, according to a source informed of the deal.
Gerhart joins the Jags after spending the past four seasons backing up Adrian Peterson with the Minnesota Vikings. Gerhart's arrival is the surest sign yet that Maurice Jones-Drew's time with the Jaguars is up.
Gerhart is unproven, but has shown flashes of ability when given the opportunity in Minnesota. Listed as one of Chris Wesseling's top 10 bargains entering free agency, Gerhart has averaged 19 touches and 99.4 yards from scrimmage in eight games relieving Peterson as the feature back.
Gerhart finished last season with 283 yards on 36 carries and a robust 7.9 yards per rush average. In 276 career carries, he's rushed for 1,305 yards and five touchdowns.
That sounds like a stat line the Jaguars would love to get out of Gerhart in 2014.
In the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast," the guys study the free agency picture with the help of NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.