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Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent Analysis: Indianapolis Colts Defensive End Robert Mathis

February 16th, 2012 at 9:10 PM
By Michael Hall

Defensive end Robert Mathis has been a thorn in the side of the Jacksonville Jaguars since he came into the league. He was a major reason for the Indianapolis Colts' decade of dominance over the AFC South, teaming up with Dwight Freeney to disrupt and sack opposing quarterbacks who were in the unfortunate position of trying to catch up to the Colts' offensive onslaught. However, with the fire sale going on in Indy, he, along with Peyton Manning, and Reggie Wayne, could easily become cap casualties.

+ Consistent producer

Since he came into the league he has always found a way to get to the quarterback and the ball. He not only has 83.5 career sacks, he has 39 forced fumbles. He has been one of the most consistently productive defensive ends for the past decade.

- He is on the wrong side of 30

Due to his age, it would not be a wise choice to invest a lot of money in him on a long contract. After all, with the high impact intensity of the defensive end position, a seemingly simple injury could become an unexpectedly long and complicated injury. Just look at the situations of Jaguar defensive end Aaron Kampman and even Mathis' teammate, Peyton Manning. Luck is rarely on the Jaguars' side for defensive ends that are over 30. 

Tags: Aaron Kampman, AFC South, Dwight Freeney, Football, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaguars, NFL, Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Robert Mathis

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2 Responses to “Jacksonville Jaguars Free Agent Analysis: Indianapolis Colts Defensive End Robert Mathis”

  1.  romu says:

    Some issue in the title there :)

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