The K.C. Chiefs are bringing back a familiar face at wide receiver with the news that Demarcus Robinson will be back in the fold, per ESPN reporter Adam Schefter. Robinson was allowed to hit the open market, just like last spring, but is returning to the Chiefs for his sixth season with the team.
The Chiefs originally drafted Robinson in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Together with Tyreek Hill, the pair came in and helped alter the team’s receiving corps. Robinson set numerous career highs last season for the Chiefs, including targets (49), catches (45), and receiving yards (466) in 2020. He also added three touchdowns for K.C. and has 11 scores in his career.
The Chiefs have been trying to add a veteran wideout to the mix after it looked as if both Robinson and Sammy Watkins would depart the team, and the Chiefs have made known overtures to both Josh Reynolds and Juju Smith-Schuster. Somehow the Chiefs were spurned in both instances and other options like T.Y. Hilton and Corey Davis have also signed elsewhere in free agency. As for Watkins, he’s earned interest (and visits) with the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens.
Robinson’s return to the Chiefs give the team a dependable face who knows the offense inside and out. His re-signing prepares the Chiefs for the draft as well in that they don’t have to force a fit at the position in case the value isn’t there. With Robinson in tow, the Chiefs also have Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle waiting for more reps on offense behind Tyreek Hill.
Robinson, who is still only 26 years old, has 120 catches for 1,415 yards in his five-year career so far in K.C>