The Big-Name Wide Receiver Ravens Should Avoid in Free Agency
If you search Allen Robinson’s name on this website, you’ll see that the veteran wide receiver has been discussed as a player the Ravens could or should target via trade or free agency going back to 2018.
Robinson was one of the top pending free-agent wide receivers this past offseason, but he agreed to play with the Chicago Bears on the franchise tag, which means he is set to hit free agency again this offseason.
Robinson is again being mentioned in the same sentence as the Ravens, but in a much different way. Bleacher Report’s Alex Kay named one free agent each team should avoid, and Robinson was his choice for the Ravens.
Robinson, 28, is coming off the worst season of his career. He had 38 receptions for 410 yards and one touchdown in 12 games after posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.
“Robinson’s lack of chemistry with rookie quarterback Justin Fields was concerning,” Kay wrote. “The wideout didn’t seem to fit in Chicago’s offense with the mobile signal-caller at the helm either, which is a major reason why Baltimore shouldn’t consider the eight-year veteran. The Ravens have utilized one of the NFL’s most run-heavy schemes since Lamar Jackson became the starting quarterback.
“Robinson has a chance to rehabilitate his career in 2022, but Baltimore isn’t the club that can maximize his talents.”
Ravens Wire’s Kevin Oestreicher agreed that Robinson would not be a good fit for the Ravens.
“The Ravens have a plethora of young receiving talent that includes players such as Marquise Brown, Rashod Bateman, Devin Duvernay, James Proche II, Tylan Wallace and others, and don’t need to shell out big money to someone who could be a pricy option at the position when they have other needs to fill,” Oestreicher wrote.