Allen Robinson, San Francisco 49ers a free agency match
07 March, 2018, 10:55
That would be more than Tampa Bay's Mike Evans ($13.3 million), Houston's DeAndre Hopkins ($12.5 million), Cincinnati's A.J. He needs a "Julio Jones". Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown has an average annual salary of $17 million, and Hopkins is right behind him at $16.2 million. One option is Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson, who is soon to hit the free agency market. They now only have four receivers under contract for 2018.
Two years ago, Robinson racked up 1,400 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, en route to becoming one of the league's top up-and-coming wideouts. Today is the final day teams can use the tags. There is not a lot of high-end talent at wide receiver in either free agency or the draft, and there are several teams with young quarterbacks looking to bolster the pass catchers around them.
The Jaguars' lone area of true upside in replacing Robinson would be the NFL Draft. Defenses ganged up to stop the run game, single-covered the receivers and dared the Jaguars to beat them throwing the ball.
If they don't, however, the Colts should pursue him hard in order to add him to an offense that already includes Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton.
Even if you do see Landry as having game-changing potential, at 5-foot-11, he seems like a bit of a redundancy style-wise in a 49ers receiving corps that features Garcon, Goodwin and Trent Taylor, none of whom are taller than six feet. The Jaguars were encouraged by rookies Dede Westbrook (27 catches) and Keelan Cole (42 catches) in 2017, but is the team willing to gamble on them making significant strides and replacing Robinson?
At 6-foot-3 and 211 pounds, Robinson is the type of inviting red-zone target the 49ers now lack: They have a competent wide receiver corps headlined by Pierre Garcon, 31, Marquise Goodwin, 27, and Trent Taylor, 23, but no member of the trio is taller than 6-foot.