NFL Free Agency: Allen Robinson says rehab still his main focus
Wide receiver Allen Robinson will be a free agent this offseason following the Jacksonville Jaguars’ decision not to give him the franchise tag, in part due to the torn ACL he suffered last season.
But despite the fact that this free agency period could have a significant impact on his career, Robinson tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he’s still mainly focused on rehabbing his knee and is leaving the work of finding his next team to his agent.
“I just try to keep everything as simple for me as possible,” Robinson said. “Letting my agent handle most of the work. Me and him talk a lot, especially this time of year you have to be on the same page as him. I’m still doing my rehab stuff, getting better each and every day, so that’s my main focus.”
Robinson also said he plans to be medically cleared in time for offseason workouts ahead of training camp. Of course, there’s the small matter of determining exactly which team he’ll be playing for next season.
But as one of, if not the best wide receiver in this year’s market, Robinson likely won’t be short of suitors in free agency. The Washington Redskins are expected to pursue to young wideout, while the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers could also be possible destinations for him.
If Robinson’s rehab goes as planned and he returns to full strength, he has the potential to be a game-changer for any franchise that gets him. He’s just a couple years removed from a brilliant 2015 season where he racked up 1,400 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, which was tied for the league lead.