Colts miss out on another receiver after Robert Woods traded to Titans
The Indianapolis Colts could’ve traded for Robert Woods but instead he will go to the rival Tennessee Titans.
This past season, the Los Angeles Rams won the Super Bowl. The reason for their success was the all-in method the front office implemented by going after every big-name possible.
L.A. traded for Matthew Stafford and Von Miller, while also signing Odell Beckham Jr. The aggressiveness paid off as the Rams are now able to call themselves champions.
What will Los Angeles do for an encore? Acquiring more weapons is the answer that many found out Thursday when L.A. signed wide receiver, Allen Robinson, to a three-year deal.
Following the news of the deal, many began to imagine an offense with Matthew Stafford throwing to Robinson, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, Beckham, and Van Jefferson.
However, that will never become a reality after the Rams decided to trade Robert Woods to the Tennessee Titans for a 2023 sixth-round pick.
Plenty of teams would have loved to add a player like Robert Woods to their roster and the Indianapolis Colts should’ve been one. Since the Rams were willing to move Woods, Indy should’ve picked up the phone and made a deal happen.
Colts should’ve traded for Robert Woods
Robert Woods has been excelling in the NFL since he started in Buffalo back in 2013. He really begin to emerge once he joined the Rams in Los Angeles.
Woods had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2018 and 2019, going for 1,219 yards and 1,134 respectively. He followed that up with a 936-yard season in 2020.
Through nine games last year, Woods had 45 receptions for 556 yards and four touchdowns before tearing his ACL in a November practice.
Woods turns 30 in April and is under contract through 2025, making an average of just over $16 million annually. He should be able to recover and offer more years of good football.
The Colts need more receiver help and Woods was the perfect candidate to help upgrade the room, especially for the price of a sixth-round pick.
Trading for a receiver may be Indianapolis’ best shot at landing a quality guy outside of the draft. With the uncertainty at quarterback for the Colts, they may have trouble winning recruiting wars in free agency.
Going the trade route guarantees a player comes to the team but for some reason, Indy wasn’t willing to make the move for Woods. Instead of Indy just missing out on Woods, he is traded to the division and will join the team that has won the AFC South the last two years.
The Colts missed another chance to land a receiver that could’ve helped improve the passing game and the gap between Indy and Tennessee grew bigger.