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New Orleans Saints should trade for Allen Robinson

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 10: Wide receiver Allen Robinson #12 of the Chicago Bears reacts after his catch for a first down against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of a game at Allegiant Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bears defeated the Raiders 20-9. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 10: Wide receiver Allen Robinson #12 of the Chicago Bears reacts after his catch for a first down against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of a game at Allegiant Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Bears defeated the Raiders 20-9. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) /
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The New Orleans Saints need help at the wide receiver position and Allen Robinson could be available on the trade block. 

Probably one of the most underrated receivers of the 2010s is Allen Robinson, who has always been overlooked due to being on subpar teams. He is having a career-low year though the time to trade for Robinson is now. His value is at an all-time low, and his contract expires this year.

Though this could cause a scare for some fans, Robinson would likely re-sign as long as he feels apricated and gets a fair contract from the New Orleans Saints. Robinson voiced his frustrations last year and this offseason and with the Bears offense doing very little, trading the former Penn State product makes sense.

It would cost New Orleans a pretty penny to re-sign him after trading for him, but Mickey Loomis has been able to work his magic before and could possibly do it again.

Why trading for Allen Robinson makes sense for New Orleans Saints

Robinson has had an amazing career for what he’s had to work with, as his quarterbacks have consisted of Mitchell Trubisky, Blake Bortles, and Nick Foles. While Bortles and Trubisky were each Pro Bowlers one year, respectively, it was short-lived. Trubisky is currently a backup with the Bills, and Bortles is unemployed.

In eight seasons (one of which he only played one game), Robinson tallied 478 receptions, 6,233 yards, and 40 touchdowns. Though he has had some struggles this season, there are some things to consider.

Bears head coach Matt Nagy has been calling offensive plays for the team. Nagy is known as one of the worst offensive play-calling coaches in the league. On top of this, they’ve been a very run-heavy offense. Rookie quarterback Justin Fields has thrown over 20 passes once. With elite players like Robinson, it’s only a matter of time until he breaks out.

Again and again we’ve talked about how the Saints have failed to find a long-term option to pair star receiver Michael Thomas with. Robinson would be the perfect fit and give this offense a whole new look. It also would finally give the Saints the much-needed depth they need. When Thomas is injured, this team doesn’t have a passing game.

We saw it last year, and we’re seeing it this year. If Thomas were to go down with a new injury, trading for Robinson would give the Saints that depth.

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The Saints did make a splash last year at the deadline, trading for linebacker Kwon Alexander. It’s not crazy to think they might make another big move and if they do, Allen Robinson needs to be that big move.

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