One of the main goals for the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason is to search for and secure a standout wide receiver to build depth at the position. The 2019 season would be a year that the Birds would like to forget at that position, as DeSean Jackson played just two games, Alshon Jeffery suffered a torn achilles and might have started locker room drama, and Nelson Agholor reverted back to his pre-2017 ways. For those reasons it came to desperation mode in Philly by the time they were reaching the regular-season finale. Still, Philadelphia was able to win the NFC East, but they do not want to go through that mess at the position again.
So far this offseason, two names have been linked to the Eagles: Amari Cooper from the Dallas Cowboys and Demarcus Robinson from the Kansas City Chiefs. I think the Eagles would be better off with Amari Cooper, but you can't go wrong with Demarcus Robinson if the value is there.
The Chiefs drafted Robinson out of the University of Florida in the fourth round of the 2016 draft with the 126th overall pick. Since he has been in the league, Robinson has 74 career receptions to go with 925 yards and seven touchdowns. 2019 was his outbreak season for multiple reasons -- he won the Super Bowl and in a Week Two game against the rival Oakland Raiders, Robinson caught six passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns.
I have been familiar with Robinson since he was a Florida Gator, and I know him very well as a serious threat down the field from his college days. He would help take the load off of both DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery with his presence on the field.
Howie Roseman, a fellow Florida graduate, will have a tough decision to make when free agency opens up. With there not being many Gator alumni in Philadelphia over the years, we know that Roseman will not let bias get in the way of his decision-making. Doug Pederson will also likely chime in with his take on who Roseman should sign since he controls what roles wide receivers play on the field in Philadelphia. I say the team should sign whoever is the better answer to this question: Who will be the better target and chemistry match for Carson Wentz?
At the end of the day, this decision will likely come down to the money. Roseman will have to decide if Cooper is worth the pricey investment, or if it is better to go the cheaper route and take a gamble on an unproven guy like Robinson.