Toby Gerhart will be 'workhorse' for Jaguars


It's nice when an NFL coach says exactly what the fans want to hear. Especially the fantasy football fans.

"Toby (Gerhart) will be our workhorse," Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch told the Florida Times-Union recently.

We have been projecting big numbers for Gerhart this year out of simple logic. The Jaguars want to run the ball plenty, and they don't have any other options. The Jaguars staff has confirmed Gerhart isn't going to be part of some committee. He's playing every down.

"Toby has the ability to do it all. He can catch it well. He can pass protect well, and he's going to be in the game a lot -- third down, base downs, short-yardage, passing downs," Fisch said.

Yup, that sounds like all the game situations possible. Fisch calls backups Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson "change of pace" backs, but they aren't likely to get in the mix too often unless Gerhart is hurt. My Around The League cohort Chris Wesseling has been saying for a while that Gerhart could lead the league in carries. It sounds like the Jaguars are on board.

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