Demarcus Robinson is back with the KC Chiefs. Hopefully, the team knows what to expect from him and still plan to address the wide receiver position.
Well, after it looking all too likely that the Kansas City Chiefs would move on from Demarcus Robinson this offseason, the former Florida Gator is back for another go at it with the team who drafted him in the fourth round back in 2016.
The Chiefs got Robinson on a bargain deal, paying him $1.137 million along with a $137,000 signing bonus, per Aaron Wilson. Adam Schefter broke the news of Robinson’s return to Kansas City.
While most of us were ready for the team to move on from Robinson, the more receivers that signed elsewhere paved the way for the Chiefs to bring back either Robinson or Sammy Watkins. With Robinson being the significantly cheaper option, this makes sense for both sides.
With this signing, however, the Chiefs can’t call it quits with trying to find a WR2 to complement Tyreek Hill. They know Robinson isn’t that, as they’ve been down that road before and it hasn’t resulted in any promising results.
At this point, the KC Chiefs should know what they have with Demarcus Robinson and that’s, at best, a WR3.
Kansas City also has Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle on their roster, so Robinson rejoins his former teammates. That trio provides the team some nice WR3-5 options, but it still doesn’t give them the wideout to pair with Hill. That needs to be an emphasis for the team in the draft.
Robinson is coming off a career-high season in yards (466) while hauling in three touchdowns. He can be a nice option to have for Patrick Mahomes, but Robinson’s biggest issue throughout his career has been dropping easy catches. If he can improve on that, the sky really is the limit for Robinson and maybe he could be a high-end WR3 option.
When Hill missed several games in 2019, no one really stepped up and carry the load at the wide receiver spot, including Robinson. He had one big game against the Raiders but dropped off the radar after that. Hopefully, he can shine brighter in 2021, but the Kansas City Chiefs really shouldn’t expect anything more than 400-500 yards and three or four touchdowns from him.
What do you all think of the decision to re-sign Demarcus Robinson? Are you for or against this move?