Patriots: 3 free agents Pats should overspend for in 2021
By Jerry Trotta
1. Allen Robinson
Bears WR Allen Robinson would be a perfect addition to the Patriots’ offense.
We’ve been on the Allen Robinson bandwagon for quite a while, so why stop now? The 27-year-old stud is currently stuck in wide receiver purgatory, otherwise known as the Chicago Bears offense, and that is downright criminal when you consider his talent.
Robinson has been outspoken about wanting to sign an extension with Chicago. While that commitment to the franchise is commendable, that would be a fundamentally awful decision for his career, which has been held back by suspect quarterback play. It would also be a terrible move for the Bears. Why break the bank to extend him if his potential is never going to be realized in your offense?
We know the Patriots don’t have their QB of the future lined up, but that could all change depending on how the 2021 NFL Draft plays out. Robinson is one of the most complete wideouts in the league and would fill a hole that’s been gaping for years now in New England.
The Penn State product has had a down year by his standards, but still leads Chicago in receptions (57), yards (712) and targets (86) by an impossible margin. A receiving quartet of Robinson, budding star Jakobi Meyers, Julian Edelman and N’Keal Harry next season is something we can definitely get on board with. Heck, we’d be fine with signing another wideout on top of A-Rob, too. Got money to burn, after all.