New England Patriots Rumors: 3 WR free agents that would unlock offense

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New England Patriots free agent target No. 1: Allen Robinson

Of the flashy names on the market, Allen Robinson probably comes in at the bottom of that group. That would certainly be the case when looking at his 2021 production, as Robinson put together arguably the worst campaign of his career (38 REC, 410 YDS, 1 TD). After stating multiple times that he is unhappy with the Chicago Bears, it seems safe to say the sides are set for a departure, opening the door for a team like the Patriots to swoop in and grab a top tier wide receiver.

Robinson is probably one of the unluckiest wide receivers in the NFL at this point. He’s spent his entire career with the Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars, two of the most inconsistent franchises in the league. Guys like Blake Bortles and Mitch Trubisky are household names, but not for good reasons, and without Robinson catching their passes, things probably would somehow be even worse for them.

Robinson probably will be looking to join a team with a competent quarterback, and Jones proved he was such in his rookie campaign. With an up-and-coming team and an abundance of targets just waiting to go to a top guy like Robinson, there are more than a few reasons he could circle New England as a potential destination for himself.

Robinson is your prototypical outside the numbers wide receiver. He’s big, good at identifying and beating different coverages, and most importantly, he can catch the football. He’s pretty much what this team hoped N’Keal Harry could become, and we all know how that went. Not only would Robinson quickly turn himself into Jones’ top target, he would open up targets for Bourne and Meyers as well.

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Based of his 2021 season, it’s safe to say Robinson’s value has decreased to an extent. He will still probably get around $15 million per year, but that’s a figure that New England could work with. Everyone around the league knows he’s an extremely talented pass catcher, it’s just a matter of getting him a solid quarterback.

Robinson offers the potential of a 100+ catch, 1000+ yard receiver, and that’s exactly what this team is missing. He’s been a matchup nightmare throughout his career, and that’s been with subpar quarterback play. Give him an accurate passer like Jones, and he’s going to show the league what he’s capable of. Here’s hoping the New England Patriots see things the same way and at least send an offer his way.