Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson was mentioned by Eagles and Giants writers as a potential offseason target.
The Kansas City Chiefs have a number of important decisions to make this offseason as they deal with a suffocating salary cap, extension expectations for Chris Jones and Patrick Mahomes, as well as a couple dozen other players set to leave in free agency. All of this activity will likely leave free agent wideout Demarcus Robinson on the outside looking in.
As Philadelphia Eagles beat writer Jeff McLane looks ahead to the offseason, he believes that Robinson could be the sort of free agency target who could help the team at a position of need. The same was also brought up for the New York Giants offseason by Matt Lombardo.
Robinson would, of course, be familiar with Eagles head coach Doug Pederson given that he used to work alongside Chiefs head coach Andy Reid as the team’s offensive coordinator. Consequently, Robinson would likely already be familiar with the offensive concepts enough to make a quicker impact than others.
As for fit, Robinson is a speedy, athletic pass catcher who has the ability to step up into a game-shaping role even if he’s been reserved, statistically speaking. On the Chiefs roster, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce dominate targets from Mahomes and that doesn’t account for Mecole Hardman and/or other passes intended for the backfield.
The Eagles have Alshon Jeffrey under contract but he missed 6 games last year and has done so in the past as well. DeSean Jackson is also older and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside was a rookie with less than 200 yards in 2019.
Lombardo points to the Giants need for a player who can not only help the offense, but who can also help be a veteran leader in the locker room. Robinson would be a young player from a stable, successful team with championship experience.
At age 25, Robinson could be in the position to be both a leader in the Giants’ receiving room and an ascending playmaker who can fit right into the culture new head coach Joe Judge is trying to build.
Given that the Chiefs already have to figure out what to do with Sammy Watkins and his NFL high price tag. If the Chiefs move on from both players, it makes sense for them to add one new flavor through the draft,