The news was initially reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter and later confirmed on Twitter by the Rams.
We have agreed to terms with WR Allen Robinson on a 3-year deal. ⤵️
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 17, 2022
As part of his report, Schefter added another detail. Robinson isn’t necessarily being signed as a replacement to free agent Odell Beckham Jr. The Rams are hopeful that Beckham will re-sign and have the money to make that happen.
Rams are giving former Bears’ WR Allen Robinson a three-year, $45 million deal that includes $30 million guaranteed, per source.
Rams still have money left over for Odell Beckham Jr. and hope to re-sign him, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2022
There is a lot to unpack here. For starters, while Robinson had something of a down year last season, catching 38 passes for 410 yards in 12 games with the Chicago Bears, he’s been a top-tier receiver in the NFL. Robinson topped 1,000 yards in both 2019 and 2020 and will only be 29 on Opening Day.
Robinson going into a Sean McVay offense had people excited.
“Sean McVay, now you have Allen Robinson, how many times a game are you going to throw the ball?” pic.twitter.com/f6g2RoveqO
— 𝕋𝕠𝕞 (@TL_LARams) March 17, 2022
Just love love love that signing for the Rams, and for desperate Allen Robinson dynasty players. He’s legit.
— Jeremy White (@JeremyWGR) March 17, 2022
That Allen Robinson signing by the Rams is so slept on. Pairing him with Cooper Kupp is an absolute problem for the NFC West. #49ers
— Bonta Hill (@BontaHill) March 17, 2022
The potential five-wide combination of Kupp, Robinson, Woods, Beckham, and Van Jefferson got the attention of a lot of football fans. Even in non-five wide sets, it would allow Beckham and Woods — who are both coming off of serious injuries — to be eased back into things.
If the Rams do bring back OBJ, once everyone is healthy, would expect something like
Drive 1: Kupp, Robinson, Woods
Drive 2: Kupp, Robinson, Beckham
Drive 3: Kupp, Woods, Beckham
— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) March 17, 2022
I find the Rams signing Robinson to be confusing, but hot damn, that offense! 👀
— RachelMarieSports (@rachmariesports) March 17, 2022
Imagine the Rams going five wide like this…
Odell Beckham, Jr.
Video game stuff. https://t.co/CIoplcuPLJ
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 17, 2022
Rams potential WRs next season:
— Cooper Kupp
— Robert Woods
— Allen Robinson
— Van Jefferson
Good luck. pic.twitter.com/XGG20RH2UU
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) March 17, 2022
A lot of chips still have to fall.
But if there was any sense that the Rams may back off a little bit after winning a Super Bowl, that’s clearly not happening. The “all-in” approach is as prevalent as ever.