Wide receiver Allen Robinson becomes an unrestricted free agent following the 2021-22 NFL season and his return to the Chicago Bears is not at all certain. It would make sense for the team to make the Pro Bowl wideout available in trade talks in order to get back some value in return.
Robinson has three 1,000-yard seasons under his belt and could give a contending team the boost it needs to become a legitimate Super Bowl threat. With that being said, here are three of the most likely destinations for Robinson at the NFL trade deadline.
Allen Robinson Trade Destinations
1. New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints may have just lost quarterback Jameis Winston to a season-ending injury, but they remain right in the middle of the playoff race. This is an offense that needs a spark at the WR position. New Orleans is averaging the second-fewest passing yards per game in the NFL (180.9) and lack a true No. 1 WR with Michael Thomas still out. The Saints' leading receiver has just 284 yards on the season (Marquez Callaway). That isn't going to get the job done in today's NFL. Robinson averages 13.0 yards per reception in his career and needs a fresh start. There's no reason that it can't be with head coach Sean Payton in the Big Easy.
2. New England Patriots
No one ever knows what Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick has up his sleeve at the NFL trade deadline. New England has been improving as the season goes on and are in place to compete for an AFC Wild Card spot. Adding Robinson to a young WR corps could be the move that puts the unit the top. Quarterback Mac Jones has posted a reliable 68.1% completion percentage, but the team is averaging just 10.8 yards per reception this year (No. 22 in NFL). Robinson has proven to be a crisp route-runner that can get open deep down the field. His ability to score a touchdown on any given play may be exactly what this team is missing right now.
3. Baltimore Ravens
Of course, the Baltimore Ravens are going to be mentioned with any available wide receiver on the market. They have struggled to find consistency from the WR position over the last few years and 2021 is no different. Marquise Brown has emerged as a trusted target for quarterback Lamar Jackson, yet there is little depth behind him. Baltimore has leaned on the passing game this season and average 268.1 yards through the air per game (No. 9 in NFL). This offense is in need of a playmaker and Robinson knows that role well scoring 40 touchdowns across 92 career starts. This could be a match made in heaven and one that catapults the Ravens into title contention.
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