Forget about the salary cap and any negative repercussions for a moment. Allen Robinson II is the perfect wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders and especially quarterback Derek Carr.
The Raiders will enter the offseason with a lot of the same questions they faced prior to the 2020 season. How do they maximize the upcoming draft? Which veterans will the team ax to improve their salary cap standing? What deities will need to be prayed to in order to field a competent defense?
And the question that continues to plague the franchise since head coach Gruden arrived and got rid of wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper, how do they solidify the wide receiver position?
Enter Allen Robinson II.
Allen Robinson II would be the best receiver in Derek Carr’s career
Since Gruden arrived and totally overhauled the receiver’s room, Carr has yet to find the magic he held in 2016. Tyrell Williams flashed potential but injury kept him off the field. Hunter Renfrow has great chemistry with ‘DC4’ but his limitations are visible. Henry Ruggs III severely underwhelmed in his rookie campaign, though that may have more to do with Gruden than Ruggs, and while Nelson Agholor dazzled on a one-year prove-it deal, that was only to the tune of 48 catches, 896 yards, and a few costly drops.
Could Agholor return? Sure, but much like all the Raiders’ current pass-catchers, he feels more like a compliment to a true number one option. What better way to solve this issue than by going all-in on the best outside threat Carr will have seen in his career?
While Cooper was easily the most talented receiver to line up for the Raiders since Randy Moss, few could argue ‘4’ was always more in sync with Crabtree.
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Allen Robinson II is a better Michael Crabtree
This is not hyperbole. Remember all the high point grabs? The contested catches? The fades in the corner of the end zone? ‘A-Rob’ provides that in spades. He’s delivered it year after year with mediocre at best quarterbacks. Robinson II just finished a 102 catch 1250 yard campaign with only three drops. Don’t forget he was catching ducks passes from Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles?
On top of that, he does all this against top defensive backs. Something Crab nor Cooper could accomplish in the Silver and Black.
Can the Raiders afford him?
After living it up in free agency the last few years, the Raiders are not currently swimming in excess cash. However, cutting veterans like the aforementioned Williams, guard Richie Incognito, Gabe Jackson, and/or safety nickel corner Lamarcus Joyner could create a decent chunk of change.
Pro Football Focus predicts Robinson II will fetch a four-year $84 million dollar contract with $52.5 million guaranteed. This would be a bit high even with veteran cuts, but never underestimate Jon Gruden’s itch for more offensive toys.
Adding Allen Robinson II would give the Raiders and Derek Carr a complete outside threat and the best receiver in the AFC West.
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3 thoughts on “Raiders Have To Find A Way To Sign WR Allen Robinson”
With such a high price tag it would be really tough to sign Robinson. Especially when we have to cut Jackson RG.
RT will need to be resolved and it looks like Trent Brown situation isn’t going to improve.
Incognito is done so money must be allocated to Good as his replacement.
Losing Jackson a 3rd OL the same off-season without having a good replacement plan is just asking for trouble. Restructured contract for Jackson would be more likely and wise.
A top 10 offense for 2020, keeping valuable players in the same system can get this offense to top 5.
More money must be spent on experience vets on defense.
Best receiver in the AFC West? Uhh Tyreek Hill? Hell, even Keenan Allen is better than Robinson
Allen Robinson is a â€œNoGo Period . Year after Year Teams spend too much money on F/A and they donâ€™t Help the cause . Pittsburgh Steelers and The New England Patriots Do it every Year with Drafting and Coaching First the Deadweight List Must Go Derek Carr, Trent Brown , Gabe Jackson , Tyrell Williams, LaMarcus Joyner , Corey Littleton . They all donâ€™t Measure up to their Contracts Take a pay Cut or Go . Then the Horrendous Coaching The team canâ€™t get 1 Yard on 4th Down Need to learn how to Run Block. Then the Defense Canâ€™t pass Rush Canâ€™t Cover Canâ€™t Stop the Run . Itâ€™s Coaching NE , Pitt , Sea , Do it every year Look at The Rams they go rid of all the dead weight and theyâ€™re playing Green Bay this weekend . Get rid of the salary Cap issues then start Coaching Better .