An enticing trade proposal has the Kansas City Chiefs landing a household name to address their need for wide receiving help.
The defending Super Bowl champions lost star slot receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (signed with the New England Patriots) and speedster Mecole Hardman (signed with the New York Jets) in free agency. GM Brett Veach hasn’t added any notable impact players to replace the lost production.
An interesting blockbuster trade idea proposed by Kenneth Teape of NFL Analysis Network, however, has Kansas City landing a veteran wideout who could enjoy a career revival with Patrick Mahomes and company.
Teape proposed the idea of the Chiefs landing Allen Robinson from the Los Angeles Rams. The soon-to-be 30-year-old is coming off a disappointing season with the club in which he caught 33 passes for 339 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games:
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“What could it cost the Chiefs to acquire Robinson from the Rams? Depending on when the deal gets done will impact the cost. Looking to clear as much cap space as possible, Los Angeles could wait until after the draft to get a deal done. If Robinson is traded post June 1st, the Rams will save $10 million, compared to only $1.6 million if traded before then.
With that in mind, the Chiefs could offer the Rams a sixth-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft after June 1st. It would be a worthwhile risk for Kansas City as offensive coordinator Matt Nagy was the head coach for Robinson the last time he produced at a high level in 2020 with the Chicago Bears.
For the Rams, they clear some much-needed cap space while also picking up a future draft pick. It would be hard for Los Angeles to get more than that as Robinson has struggled the last few seasons and they have virtually no leverage when it comes to making a deal.”
A month after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56 (in their home venue of SoFi Stadium, no less), the Rams signed Robinson to a three-year contract worth $46.5 million. Robinson was expected to fill the WR2 role after the club traded away veteran Robert Woods to the Tennessee Titans.
But the Rams’ offense unexpectedly hit a snag in 2022, and Robinson was unable to find chemistry with Matthew Stafford, whose season was also marred by injuries.
A healthy Robinson could definitely make a difference in Kansas City’s prolific offense. We saw Smith-Schuster bounce back with Mahomes, and surely Robinson would fare better with a team like Kansas City. But only time will tell if the Rams actually decide to move on from Robinson, and if the Chiefs may actually inquire on a potential move.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.