Sep 18, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Allen Robinson II (1) scores a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Steelers are looking to build around their young quarterback, while the Rams are looking to offload some salary. It’s perfectly plausible that the two sides would match up well and could work out a deal for a big-name receiver.

NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero reported on Tuesday that Pittsburgh is working to finalize a trade to acquire veteran wide receiver Allen Robinson from Los Angeles. According to Pelissero, the Steelers have been granted permission to bring in Robinson for a physical. If all goes well and the Steelers are comfortable with the results of the physical, Robinson is expected to return to the state of Pennsylvania.

Robinson, of course, starred with the Penn State Nittany Lions in college before entering the league. Since then, the 29-year-old has spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears and most recently, the Rams. If the Steelers do elect to acquire Robinson, he’d be another option for second-year quarterback Kenny Pickett, and a veteran one at that. Robinson would join a depth chart that includes wide receivers like Diontae Johnson, George Pickens, Calvin Austin III and Anthony Miller.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter pointed out that Robinson is due $15 million guaranteed this season, $5 million of which has already been paid by the Rams. According to Schefter, it’s expected that the Steelers will pay a portion of the $10 million remaining to Robinson.

The NFL world reacted to the potential blockbuster trade on social media:

This past season, Robinson played in just 10 games, recording 33 receptions for 339 yards with three touchdowns. For his career, Robinson has hauled in 528 receptions for 6,748 yards with 43 receiving touchdowns. While Robinson isn’t the receiver he once was, he could provide some invaluable experience for the Steelers and Pickett.

[Tom Pelissero, Adam Schefter]

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Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.