One thing that has been made clear this offseason is the fact that the Broncos are looking for some deep threats at wide receiver and are looking to score points. With the strong-armed quarterback Drew Lock firmly entrenched as the Broncos starting quarterback, they are going to be looking for some deep threat targets for him this offseason. In all likelihood, we could see one added via free agency with the amount of money and cap space the Broncos have available to them this offseason. Could they decide to pluck Demarcus Robinson away from the Chiefs to help fill their void at wide receiver?
Robinson who served as the Chiefs fourth wide receiver this past year could give the Broncos the deep threat they have been lacking. He is not the fastest of deep threats, but he has proven throughout his career that he can be a reliable deep threat for a quarterback. Outside of Courtland Sutton, the Broncos really lack in that department so he could help solve that issue for the Broncos.
Weight: 203 pounds
Age: 25 years old
Experience: 4th season
Robinson played his college ball at Florida and during his time there put up some productive numbers. During his three-year career at Florida, Robinson totaled 105 receptions for 1,353 yards and 9 touchdowns. His play at Florida helped him become the Chiefs fourth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.
He has now played four NFL seasons and has turned into a solid depth player for the Chiefs offense during his time with the team. During his four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Robinson has totaled 75 receptions for 949 yards and 8 touchdowns. This past season, Robinson started 10 games for the Chiefs and totaled 32 receptions for 449 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also totaled 12.7 yards per reception which is pretty solid for a depth player.
Now these are not the sexiest of numbers, but could he be a solid depth addition to the Broncos receiving group.
Why It Makes Sense
Well, the Broncos are looking for some wide receiving help. After number one wide receiver Courtland Sutton, there really isn’t much. DaeSean Hamilton is at best a decent slot option and big Tim Patrick js at best a depth guy as well. So adding someone who can stretch the field a little bit would make sense.
He also shouldn’t cost all that much. He was a depth player on the Chiefs offense who came up big on occasion. Could he do more in a bigger role on another offense? That remains to be seen but anyone coming off the Chiefs offense right now should get a shot to do just that given their recent unstoppable play.
Robinson wouldn’t completely answer the Broncos need at receiver, but he would add some much needed depth and flexibility to a unit that figures to be relied on in Pat Shurmur’s offense.
Why It Doesn’t Make Sense
Robinson has been nothing more than a depth player for the Chiefs. So if you’re signing him in free agency, you’re likely thinking he can do more in a bigger role. These sort of projections are often boom/bust and could lead to some overpaying by respective teams.
Also, he only had one game over 100 yards this past season. The next highest yardage total was only 56 yards and only topped four receptions just once which so happened to be the one game he topped 100 yards. So again, you will likely be paying for an unproven product.
Finally, you have to factor in the Patrick Mahomes effect. Was Robinson’s limited play-making ability the product of Mahomes? That will be the question General Managers and coaches will be asking themselves this free agency when discussing Robinson.
Robinson isn’t the sexiest free agent on the market, but he could be a solid depth addition to any team looking for wide receiving depth. The price tag on him will ultimately decide if he makes sense for the Broncos, but if they truly are looking at drafting two wide receivers in the top 100 picks, I could see them considering a receiver like Robinson during free agency as well.
If I had to guess, I do not think Robinson will be on the Broncos radar, but if they are looking for a depth option, it would make some sense.
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