Gene Frenette: Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart believes he's ready for starting role
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Apr 27, 2014
Toby Gerhart had a close view of a workhorse tailback in Minnesota the last four seasons as he played a reserve role behind Adrian Peterson for the Vikings, but never got to fill the role himself. Coach Gus Bradley said that he thinks 18 carries a game is “feasible” for Gerhart and Gerhart thinks he’s in perfect position to capitalize on that workload after such sparing use with the Vikings. “I had the skill set to be a starter from the onset, but I was playing behind one of the best in the game,” Gerhart said, via the Florida Times-Union. If he’s right, the Jaguars offense will have one less thing to worry about in 2014. He was valedictorian of his class at Norco High, and before that distinction, he was named California’s Mr. Football after rushing for a state-record 9,662 yards.