Toby Gerhart RB JAC 14 Days

The Jaguars believe Toby Gerhart will get more yards after contact than Maurice Jones-Drew did.

Gerhart had just 36 carries last season, but according to PFF he did average a very impressive 3.8 yards after contact (YCo) per attempt. In 2012, his YCo was way down at 1.9 on 50 attempts. Jones-Drew was at 2.2 last season and 2.3 in 2012. The Jags see the 231-pound Gerhart as someone that can punish defenders on all three downs for four quarters, running through contact instead of trying to avoid it. He'll have volume appeal in fantasy circles.

Toby Gerhart RB JAC 27 Days

Speaking Tuesday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley reiterated that Toby Gerhart will likely see a starter's workload.

"He has the ability to play all three downs," Bradley said. "If he's a guy that is carrying it 15-16 times and with third down reps, 18 times. That's feasible. A strong possibility." From his contract ($4.5 million guaranteed) to his coach's comments, it's clear Gerhart will enter Week 1 atop the depth chart. Despite his grinding nature as a runner, Gerhart will have RB2 upside for fantasy purposes.

Toby Gerhart RB JAC 1 Month

Coach Gus Bradley said he newly signed Toby Gerhart could regularly see 15-20 touches per game.

This is exactly what we expected after the Jags handed Gerhart a three-deal worth $10.5 million and $4.5 million guaranteed. Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson will have to battle for supporting roles. Gerhart will likely end up as a RB2 in fantasy circles thanks to 300-plus touches, but he won't have much week-to-week upside as a grinding runner playing in a low-scoring offense.

Toby Gerhart RB JAC 1 Month

Jaguars signed RB Toby Gerhart.

Toby Gerhart RB JAC 1 Month2 Comments

FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo reports the 49ers, Jaguars and Browns are interested in free agent RB Toby Gerhart.

Toby Gerhart RB JAC 1 Month1 Comment

Vikings FB Jerome Felton confirmed that the team's chances of keeping free agent Toby Gerhart are "pretty low."

"Having played behind Adrian Peterson, I assume he wants to go somewhere where he can get more touches," Felton said. "I think there's going to be a lot of interest in him." Gerhart, 26, is doubtful to generate much free agent interest but remains unlikely to be back with the Vikings. The 49ers and former coach Jim Harbaugh have been linked as a possible landing spot.

Toby Gerhart RB JAC 2 Months2 Comments

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune does not anticipate free agent Toby Gerhart returning to the Vikings.

"It's hard to see Gerhart back in Minnesota," writes beat reporter Master Tesfatsion. Tesfatsion believes Gerhart has the "talent to be a lead back in the NFL," though we don't agree. Still, investing in a long-term backup for Adrian Peterson wouldn't be a savvy move by Vikings GM Rick Spielman. Expect Zach Line, Matt Asiata, and perhaps a late-round draft pick to vie for the job.

Toby Gerhart RB JAC 2 Months13 Comments

ESPN Vikings blogger Ben Goessling suggests San Francisco as a possible landing spot for free agent RB Toby Gerhart.

Toby Gerhart RB JAC 4 Months

Toby Gerhart (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Gerhart misses an opportunity to close out his contract year on a high note. We don't expect Gerhart to draw interest as a starter on the 2014 market.

Toby Gerhart RB JAC 4 Months

Toby Gerhart (hamstring) remained out of Vikings practice Thursday.

Gerhart isn't expected to suit up for Sunday's finale. An impending free agent, it's quite possible Gerhart has already played his final down for the Vikings.