The Eagles Should Sign Demarcus Robinson
Another day has gone by and the Eagles still haven’t addressed the wide receiver position let alone the offense as a whole. Wide receivers have started to come off the board and the Eagles are yet to be seen in the market. There is still one name available that was linked to the Eagles a couple of months ago.
— Pro Football Rumors (@pfrumors) February 9, 2020
Demarcus Robinson isn’t a Robby Anderson or Breshad Perriman, but he can still contribute as a wide receiver three or four. In his four year career with the Chiefs, Robinson had his best season in 2019, catching 32 passes for 449 yards and four touchdowns. The beginning of this season looked to be a potential breakout year for Robinson because of a week one injury to Tyreek Hill. Unfortunately, Robinson was unable to stay consistent when the spotlight was on him.
Now that Perriman is gone, on to the next FA target.
DeMarcus Robinson last season:
– 32 catches
– 449 yards
– 14 yards/catch
– 4 TDs pic.twitter.com/S6FNVdOT3A
— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) March 25, 2020
At 26, Robinson has plenty of time to improve as a wide receiver and perfectly fits the “youth retool” offseason plan Eagles GM Howie Roseman talked about a month ago. The Eagles need to add a receiver in free agency before the draft to add experience at the position. As of right now, the Eagles starting receivers would be DeSean Jackson, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and Greg Ward Jr. By the end of the draft, it sounds like the Eagles are going to “double-dip” at wide receiver, but that is still too much to rely on in their rookie seasons. Add this on top of an injury-prone DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery who won’t be able to play until the middle of the season if not traded or released. The Eagles want to develop young receivers with franchise quarterback Carson Wentz which is a great plan, but they need to be smart if they are trying to win now.