Chiefs re-sign Demarcus Robinson to 1-year deal
The Kansas City Chiefs had arguably the best offense in 2019 and they are doing everything they can to keep it intact. According to The Athletic’s Nate Taylor, Kansas City is re-signing Demarcus Robinson to a one-year deal.
Can confirm @TomPelissero’s report that Demarcus Robinson is re-signing with the Chiefs on a 1-year deal. With the new CBA, Robinson’s $2,297,500 fully guaranteed salary will be under the mid-level exception to where just around $1 million will be on the Chiefs’ salary cap.
— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) March 28, 2020
Robinson began his career with the Chiefs in 2016 as a fourth-round pick out of Florida. After failing to record a single reception in his rookie season, Robinson combined for 43 receptions, 500 yards, and four touchdowns from 2017-2018.
Fast forward to last season and Robinson was able to produce the best season of his career. While starting in 10 games for Kansas City, the former Gator was able to corral a career-best 32 catches for 449 yards and four touchdowns.
Those numbers are a bit disappointing since he had six receptions for 172 yards and two touchdowns in Week 2. Nevertheless, the Chiefs are bringing back Robinson for another season in 2020.
On Robinson’s new contract with Kansas City, he will have nearly $2.3 million in guaranteed salary. However, under the new CBA, the fifth-year wide receiver will only count around $1 million against the Chiefs’ salary cap.
In an offense that featured Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, Robinson saw his role diminish as the season progressed. Even though he is re-signing with the Chiefs, it remains to be seen what Robinson’s role will be in 2020.
Also, Robinson returning to Kansas City could prompt the Chiefs to make a decision on Sammy Watkins. Watkins is set to carry a $21 million cap hit next season. If Watkins were to be released, he would create $14 million in cap savings while also incurring a $7 million dead-cap penalty.