Denard Robinson: I definitely want to stay in Jacksonville

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Denard Robinson sees the talent around him in Jacksonville, from the quarterback to the receivers to running back T.J. Yeldon.

And the former Michigan quarterback turned Jacksonville Jaguars running back would like to stick around for the foreseeable future with the young nucleus the franchise has created.

"Definitely want to stay in Jacksonville," Robinson said Wednesday after Michigan’s Signing of the Stars event in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "It’s a great place and I enjoy it, enjoy the coaches and everything."

Robinson told ESPN.com on Wednesday that there have not been talks of a potential contract extension with the franchise yet. Robinson is entering the final year of his rookie contract, when he was taken in the fifth round by Jacksonville and began to make the conversion from college quarterback to NFL running back. It was the thing he had to learn the most over the first three seasons of his career.

They were three seasons where Robinson showed flashes of promise as a runner as well, particularly during 2014 when he rushed 135 times for 582 yards and four touchdowns.

In his career, he has 222 carries for 914 yards (a 4.1 yards per carry average) and five rushing touchdowns. He also caught 44 passes for 288 yards. He’s also dealt with injuries, including a sprained MCL in 2015 and a foot sprain in 2014.

"The biggest thing I learned is learning how to be a running back, to be honest with you," Robinson said. "Learning how to carry the ball and block guys and be able to hit somebody and be physical."

Robinson appeared to break out in 2014, but the franchise drafted Yeldon last season and he overtook Robinson on the depth chart, gaining 740 yards with two touchdowns as a rookie.

They are part of a group of young offensive players Jacksonville has built around, including a pair of 1,000-yard receivers (Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns), an emerging star at quarterback in Blake Bortles and Yeldon and Robinson at running back.

The Jaguars went 5-11 last season, but showed promise with their youth.

"We got so much talent and we know that we are close to being one of the teams that could break out and do different things," Robinson said. "It’s there. So we just got to put it on the field and start putting up these dubs."