The Colts need to add some talent at wide receiver on the opposite side of T.Y. Hilton, and Allen Robinson may be a perfect fit in free agency.
The lack of talent at receiver is so bad that Indianapolis’ front office may choose to address the issue in the draft and free agency.
Although Allen Robinson is coming off of a season-ending injury, and he didn’t have a strong year in 2016. However, he is still probably the top receiver available in free agency.
Robinson’s Pro Bowl season in 2015 where he gained 1,400 yards receiving with 14 touchdowns is what makes him a high-level free agent.
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At 6′ 3″ 220 pounds, Robinson has mastered making contested catches, and he could be the big red zone threat that the Colts need in their offense. He’s also capable of stretching the field, and he could see some single coverage if he’s paired with T.Y. Hilton.
The Colts need to decide if Robinson is a one-year wonder, or if the terrible quarterback situation in Jacksonville held him back from reaching his full potential. Chris Ballard has plenty of cap space to work with this offseason, but it will cost a pretty penny to bring Robinson to Indianapolis as he will likely set the market at receiver.
I think it’s worth taking a chance on Allen Robinson with a short-term deal that looks a lot like what Alshon Jeffery got from Philadelphia last offseason. If Robinson proves 2015 wasn’t a fluke and has a big year in Indianapolis, the Colts can choose to give him a contract extension to form one of the best wide receiver duos in the league with T.Y. Hilton.