By joining the Rams, Allen Robinson II can finally play with the best QB – Los Angeles Rams Blog

LOS ANGELES — If you heard giddy laughter Thursday afternoon, it was likely coming from new Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Allen Robinson.

But that’s not because he signed another massive contract, this one for three years and worth $45 million, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. And it’s not because he’s back in the sun after battling Chicago winters for the past four years.

That’s because Robinson, the former Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver, is finally playing with a top quarterback for the first time in his career, entering his ninth season. Matthew Stafford is by far the best quarterback Robinson has played with in the NFL, a point proven by Stafford stats – he was ranked first in passing touchdowns and passing yards and third in yards when he was going for wide receivers last season, according to ESPN Stats & Information — and accomplishments: He led the Rams to the Super Bowl LVI title.

After spending a career catching passes from Blake Bortles, Mitch Trubisky, Nick Foles, Justin Fields, Chase Daniel, Andy Dalton and Chad Henne, Robinson now has the quarterback he needs to become a constant part of the conversation. on elite receivers in the NFL.

A healthy Robinson might be able to reach that level.

After suffering an ankle and hamstring injury as well as COVID-10 last season, which caused him to miss five games combined, Robinson recorded a low 410 yards on 38 receptions with just one touchdown reception. But that came after he had 102 receptions for 1,250 yards in 2020, which he thought was good enough to give him a long-term contract. The deal didn’t come and he was franchised by the Bears in 2021.

Now he has this big problem, but not in the long run. It might not matter in the long run. Robinson has the quarterback who could lead him to the first Pro Bowl since 2015 – when he caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns from Bortles – and back to the playoffs for the third time in his career and the first times since 2020. And then there’s the obvious: Stafford could help Robinson win his first Super Bowl.

The Rams might provide the best place for Robinson to do those three things. They already feature one of the best receivers in football in Cooper Kupp – who won the triple receiving crown last season by leading the NFL in receptions (145), receiving yards (1,947) and touchdown receptions (16) – with regular veteran receiver Robert Woods (who is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in November) and third-year man Van Jefferson. And according to Schefter, they also have the money and the desire to re-sign Odell Beckham Jr. — who had seven touchdown receptions for the Rams, including the playoffs, after being signed in November.

If the Rams re-sign Beckham, they will boast him and Robinson as their primary outside receivers, with Kupp and Woods potentially playing in the slot. Add in Jefferson, who had 50 receptions for 802 yards and six touchdowns last season, and the Rams have arguably the best receiving unit in the NFL.

The NFL saw what a change of scenery in Los Angeles did for Stafford and Beckham last season.

He will have the opportunity to see what he does for Robinson this season.

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