Jaguars OC: Toby Gerhart will be team's 'workhorse'

Monday July 21st, 2014

Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch made his plans for the offense clear, saying running back Toby Gerhart will be the team's workhorse this upcoming season.

Gerhart, 27, signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract in March after four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, primarily backing up Adrian Peterson.

"Toby will be our workhorse,” Fisch said, via the Florida Times-Union. "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."

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Gerhart has never carried the ball more than 109 times in any of his four campaigns in the NFL and has just 276 carries for 1,305 yards, five touchdowns and six starts in his career.

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