As the NFL's offseason rolls on, the free agency period is set to begin on Wednesday, March 16 at 4 p.m. EST. One name that will likely receive a fair bit of attention is veteran wide receiver Allen Robinson.
The 28-year-old is coming off the worst performance of his career, tallying 38 receptions for 410 receiving yards and one touchdown in 12 games with the Chicago Bears last season. Although 2021 was underwhelming, it was only two seasons ago that he had a 1,250-yard campaign, so the free-agent interest should be there.
Keeping that in mind, here's a look at the three most likely free-agent destinations for Robinson.
Allen Robinson Destinations
1. Indianapolis Colts
Jonathan Taylor's rushing capabilities made the Indianapolis Colts one of the most fun teams to watch last year. Unfortunately, the Colts' passing game wasn't as electric, finishing with the seventh-fewest passing yards per game. Indianapolis is in desperate need of a No. 1 wideout and Robinson could be that guy. As mentioned before, it wasn't that long ago when he was viewed as one of the better pass-catchers in the game. A change in scenery may be what Robinson needs to get back on track. He'll get to play under a great coach in Frank Reich, while the Colts' offensive line should give him enough time to get open. Even if it's a short-term deal, Robinson to the Colts makes sense for both sides.
2. Jacksonville Jaguars
Although Robinson spent the last four seasons with the Bears, some fans may need to be reminded that his career began with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had 202 receptions for 2,848 receiving yards and 22 TDs in 43 games with the Jaguars and a reunion could be on the table this offseason. None of Jacksonville's wideouts had any noteworthy performances last year and QB Trevor Lawrence needs a wideout he can trust to succeed. Plus, Robinson's best year came as a Jaguar in 2015 when he posted an 80-1,400-14 stat line in 16 games. With D.J. Chark's future with the Jaguars in doubt, perhaps Robinson returning to the place where it all began to revitalize his career is a sound move.
3. Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions plan on signing a starting wide receiver in free agency and Robinson could fit the bill. While his list of accomplishments is impressive on its own, the 28-year-old was born and grew up playing high school football in Michigan. We've seen players return to their hometowns in the past, resulting in success. The Lions already have a handful of talented, young wideouts, but not a clear-cut veteran option like Robinson. If he can thrive as the No. 1 guy in Detroit, the Lions will likely win more than three games in 2022. That alone is enough to at least consider bringing him in.
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