Raiders Rumors Link Team to Star Wide Receiver in Free Agency

The Las Vegas Raiders' latest rumors link them to a star wide receiver in free agency.
The Las Vegas Raiders' latest rumors link them to a star wide receiver in free agency. / Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders are looking to give Derek Carr more weapons this offseason after a Wild Card exit in the 2021-22 NFL playoffs. Fortunately, free agency begins on Wednesday, March 16 and the latest rumors are tying the organization to a star wide receiver.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Raiders could be "in the mix" to sign former Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson. The 28-year-old veteran is coming off the most disappointing statistical season of his career and a fresh start in Las Vegas could get him back on track.

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Robinson suited up 12 games for the Bears last season, hauling in 38 receptions for 410 yards and one touchdown. Each of those statistics was the lowest of his career aside from when he tore his ACL in 2017.

Still, it isn't like Robinson is washed up. The Bears' offense looked awful last season, so most of the blame shouldn't be put on him. Plus, he dealt with a hamstring injury throughout the year. He also posted a 102-1,250-6 stat line during the 2020 NFL season, meaning his best days aren't even that far behind him.

Although the Raiders have two high-end pass-catchers in Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller, they still need a legitimate outside threat. Robinson could easily be that guy, especially with Carr being an upgrade over every quarterback he's ever played with.

The Raiders currently have +5000 odds (No. 21) to win Super Bowl LVII, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. If they can land Robinson to help bolster the offense, those odds could be on the rise in the coming weeks.

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