Ex-Chiefs 6-Year WR Signs With Recent Super Bowl Champ: Report

Demarcus Robinson

Getty Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson in 2021.

Demarcus Robinson stuck with the Kansas City Chiefs organization for six years before heading to the Baltimore Ravens in 2022.

It was a nice run for the former fourth-round selection out of Florida, which included a Super Bowl ring for his contribution during the 2019 season. Now, Robinson is reportedly headed to another franchise that’s won a championship over the past five years.

“Another weapon for the [Los Angeles] Rams: Per @KatzBrosSports,” NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport informed on June 8. “LA has agreed to terms with veteran WR Demarcus Robinson.”

Demarcus Robinson’s Career-High Was With Chiefs in 2020

Robinson had a nice campaign with the Ravens last year, coming up eight receiving yards short of his career-high (466) in 2020. That season was with Patrick Mahomes II and the Chiefs, of course, although “D-Rob” is still looking for that breakout performance.

Perhaps, Rams offensive guru Sean McVay can bring that 500-plus-yard campaign out of him in 2023.

Despite his lackluster numbers, Robinson did technically start 42 out of his 97 appearances as a Chief. Baltimore also started him another five times in 2022.

One underrated quality Robinson doesn’t get enough credit for is his durability. He’s never missed an outing in seven NFL seasons, which is impressive for a depth receiver. That also means he’s never been scratched, offering enough versatility as a player to remain active for all these years.

Aside from that, the former Gator has turned into a decent big play threat with 16 receiving touchdowns and 11.1 yards per catch over his career. His reception percentage currently sits at 63.9%.

D-Rob has yet to comment publicly on this new chapter in Los Angeles, but he did update his Twitter bio with one word: “Rams 🐏.”

DeAndre Hopkins to Meet With Titans Amid Chiefs Rumors

In other news, free agent wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has scheduled his first official NFL visit after being connected to the Chiefs and Buffalo Bills most of the offseason.

NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero reported the news on June 7, relaying: “Free-agent WR DeAndre Hopkins is slated to fly to Nashville on Sunday for a visit with the [Tennessee] Titans, per sources. D-Hop and Mike Vrabel were together in Houston. Now Vrabel’s team gets the first visit with Hopkins, the five-time Pro Bowl pick released by Arizona last month.”

Hopkins is supposedly interested in playing the field a bit now that he’s a free agent, so this doesn’t mean he’ll sign in Tennessee this weekend. Is does throw the Titans’ hat firmly into the ring, however.

Although Tennessee wasn’t one of Hopkins’ initial preferences — based on overall contender status or starting quarterback — they’re not a nobody either. Vrabel is a well-respected head coach and the Titans have made the playoffs in three out of the past four seasons.

The AFC South contender also needs veteran help at wide receiver, and if the price is right, this match could make sense for both parties. Having said that, some still view Kansas City as a potential destination despite their lack of cap space and their long list of pass-catchers.

Just the other day during a spot on “The Pat McAfee Show” on June 6, Rapoport mentioned the Chiefs by name as one of three landing spots for Hopkins that he could still envision closer to training camp. The other two were the Bills — once again — and the New England Patriots.

The widespread belief is that Hopkins would likely have to agree to sign for less money if he’d like to play for the Chiefs or Bills in 2023.

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Troy Kaneer
Troy Kaneer
3 months ago

His heart is to be tested. Money or team???