NFL insider expects Los Angeles Rams to move on from Pro Bowl player

Just one year after winning Super Bowl LVI, the Los Angeles Rams fell flat on their faces, failing to make the postseason while winning just five games. Now the organization needs to find a way to ensure last season was a fluke while pushing forward, trying to compete for another NFL title.

Yet, any time you have built a team as general manager Les Snead has, seemingly choosing to build via trades and other high-profile free agent acquisitions, there comes a time when you have to make tough decisions on who stays and who goes.

We’ve heard plenty of rumors about Jalen Ramsey possibly wanting a trade, followed by a new contract, but that’s not all.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Rams are also reportedly considering parting with Pro Bowl receiver Allen Robinson this offseason. Robinson, who was signed last offseason to a three-year, $46.5 million contract, didn’t appear to fit in the Rams’ offense as nicely as some anticipated.

Robinson had arguably the worst season of his nine-year NFL career, finishing with just 33 receptions and 339 yards to go with three touchdown catches in 2022, playing just ten games.

That type of production certainly isn’t worth roughly $15 million per season, especially for a team that currently sits nearly $14 million over the 2023 salary cap. Yet, cutting Robinson outright wouldn’t help the Rams at all, as they’d actually incur a dead cap amount of $26.4 million in 2023, saving just $8.4M.

Trading Robinson, if anyone wants to take on his salary, would be a wiser move, yet the Rams likely wouldn’t be able to recover anything more than a late-round selection for the 29-year-old receiver. Yet, as they say, one man’s trash is another’s treasure, and we could see a wide receiver-needy team, and there are many, pony up for Robinson’s services. We’ll see if that includes a contract restructure as well.

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Author: Andrew Buller-Russ

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