Allen Robinson isn't the best wide receiver scheduled to hit free agency this offseason. But he might be the best WR that's actually available, as Davante Adams and Chris Godwin will likely get franchise tagged.
Yes, Robinson had a down year in 2021, recording career lows in pretty much every category. But it seems like people have forgotten how good this guy is. Robinson put up at least 1,140 receiving yards in three of his four full 16-game seasons, and he did that while catching passes from the likes of Blake Bortles, Mitchell Trubisky and non-playoff Nick Foles.
Forget the down year – someone is going to back up the Brinks truck for the 28-year-old this offseason. Here are the three most likely free-agent destinations for the former Pro Bowler.
Allen Robinson Free Agency
3. Indianapolis Colts
In many ways, Robinson is a great fit for the Indianapolis Colts. He'd give general manager Chris Ballard a true No. 1 wideout, and his presence would allow Michael Pittman Jr. to shine as an overqualified WR2. But it'd be a bit of a bummer to see Robinson tied to another shaky signal-caller in Carson Wentz (or whoever is under center for Indy in 2022). Still, believe it or not, Wentz would probably be the best NFL QB Robinson has ever played with. The fit here makes sense, but it'd go from a good to a great signing if Indianapolis somehow manages to upgrade over Wentz.
2. Philadelphia Eagles
If the Philadelphia Eagles really want to see what they have in Jalen Hurts, upgrading this skill-position group is an absolute must. Signing Robinson would do just that. He'd form a nasty one-two punch alongside Devonta Smith, as the two have very complementary skillsets. The biggest hurdle here is that Philadelphia might prefer to use one of its three first-round picks on a young WR rather than break the bank for a 28-year-old. Still, drafting a first-round WR wouldn't totally preclude Philly from signing A Rob, as the Eagles need all the WR help they can get.
1. Las Vegas Raiders
It's possible Robinson wants to chase the bag and sign with a cash-flush team like the Miami Dolphins. But after spending his entire career tied at the hip to quarterbacks that are more famous for memes than their on-field play, you have to think Robinson is looking to link up with a steady hand at QB. And there are few quarterbacks steadier than the three-time Pro Bowler Derek Carr. Carr would unquestionably be the best QB Robinson has ever played with, and Robinson would in turn be the best WR Carr has ever thrown to. With new head coach Josh McDaniels scheming things up for Carr, rolling out a three-headed monster of Robinson, Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller would be a nightmare for opposing defenses. That could legitimately be a top-five offense, though LV would still have a ways to go on D.
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