"Gus comes from the Seattle Seahawks' model of playing good defense, relying on the run game where Marshawn Lynch was their 'Beast Mode' out there," Gerhart said Wednesday, per USA Today. "Hopefully, I'll be the 'Beast Mode' down here for the Jaguars. I want to be a guy who helps turn this program around with a physical, punishing offense."
General manager David Caldwell improved the front line during the offseason with the additions of former SeahawksChris Clemons and Red Bryant, along with Ziggy Hood. The offense received some new life with the draft picks of Blake Bortles, Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee. Now, the Jags will need Gerhart to add some punch on the ground, and he knows he has big shoes to fill.
If Gerhart can capitalize on his first big opportunity and resemble anything like Lynch, the Jags will be in good shape for a surprise campaign.