Former Chicago Bears and Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson signed with the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams on Monday.
The deal is for three years and $46.5 million as he hopes to rejuvenate his career after having his worst statistical season of his career besides his 2017 injury shortened season when he missed all but one game for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The eight-year veteran had only 38 caches for 410 yards, and one touchdown last season dealing with inconsistent quarterback play from Andy Dalton and rookie Justin Fields. Chicago finished with the third fewest passing yards per game (188.6). In the previous two seasons he recorded 200 catches for 2,397 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Robinson will be added to a receiving corps that features Cooper Kupp who may have had one of the best seasons a wide receiver ever had by catching 145 passes for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns and caught an NFL postseason record 33 passes on his winning Super Bowl MVP. The Rams also have Van Jefferson who is becoming one of the best deep threats in football.
The Rams signing Robinson probably means that they are moving on from Odell Beckham Jr. who is recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in the Super Bowl last month. The Rams traded Robert Woods who is also coming off a torn ACL to the Tennessee Titans for a sixth-round pick to make room for Robinson.
While he was at Penn State, Robinson was a two-time first team All-Big Ten selection (2012, 2013) and a consensus All-American in 2013. He also won the Richer-Howard Receiver of the Year award in both of those seasons.