LA Rams Give Wideout Allen Robinson Permission to Seek a Trade

Allen Robinson II (12) with Bears in 2019
Allen Robinson II (12) with Bears in 2019. Photo by Mike Wulf/CSM/Shutterstock (10484436az)

The Los Angeles Rams are ready to move on from wideout Allen Robinson after just one season. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Rams gave Robinson permission to seek a trade that would see him play elsewhere in 2023.

Robinson has a $15.25 million guaranteed salary for next season, which might narrow his market considering the down year he had in 2022. However, the Rams seem to be ready to take on a portion of the money in order to make the trade more palatable for interested teams.

Robinson had a number of suitors in free agency ahead of the 2022 campaign and was reportedly close to joining the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the Rams’ head coach Sean McVay managed to convince the Pro Bowler to come to LA and be part of the reigning Super Bowl champions. The player ended up inking a three-year, $46.5 million contract with the franchise.

While the move looked great at the time, 2022 ended up being a disappointment for both sides. Marred by injuries and questionable roster depth, the Rams imploded and finished the season with a 5-12 record. Robinson, on the other hand, struggled with inconsistency and managed only 33 catches for 339 yards and three touchdowns. He also missed time with injuries.

Allen Robinson has been a productive player for the better part of his career, so there is no doubt that WR-needy teams will be excited about the opportunity to add him to their roster. Still, they might not be willing to give up much for him at this point, considering his subpar play in recent years.