Los Angeles Rams Add To Loaded WR Room, Signing Allen Robinson
The Los Angeles Rams are reloading their wide receiver room, signing Allen Robinson to a multi-year deal.
It was a quiet start to free agency for the Los Angeles Rams, who mostly focused on in-house moves to clear space along with bringing back a couple guys on the offensive line. After missing out on getting Von Miller back, the Rams shifted to the other side of the ball, signing former Jaguars and Bears receiver Allen Robinson. The deal is for three years and $46.5 million.
The Rams receiver room could be otherworldly next season even if everyone doesn’t stay/return. For starters, Robinson provides the Rams a “X” type on the outside, with the size, route running prowess to win underneath, and contested catch ability to win above the rim. Before 2021, Robinson had two 1,000-yard seasons with the Chicago Bears, who didn’t have a great quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky. He also played well in Jacksonville despite playing with Blake Bortles.
Cooper Kupp is obviously dynamite, and they have deep threat in Van Jefferson who is technical enough to win anywhere.
The question marks are Robert Woods and Odell Beckham Jr. Both tore their ACLs last season, Beckham of course in the Super Bowl. It sounds like the Rams are shopping Woods, which would leave the door open for a Beckham return.
Even if they lose both, the Los Angeles Rams staying aggressive at wide receiver is the right call. They won’t have the draft capital to get a top receiver in the 2022 NFL Draft, so going out and getting someone in free agency makes sense.
For Allen Robinson, he finally gets to show what he can do with a top quarterback in the league. As he builds a rapport with Matthew Stafford, Robinson will (like Beckham) show everyone he still has plenty left in the tank. For the Rams, it’s a great move to reload for running it back in 2022, especially in an NFC that feels pretty open minus a couple teams.