Steelers Make Big Trade Prior To The 2023 Draft; Adding Pro-Bowl Wide Receiver

Allen Robinson

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have acquired wide receiver Allen Robinson from the Los Angeles Rams, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini.

The trade is pending a physical and the two teams are finalizing the details, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Robinson requested permission to seek a trade last month, after it appeared the Rams were willing to move from him following a disappointing season.

Robinson signed a 3-year, $46.5 million contract with the Rams last offseason, but he struggled to make an impact on the field, recording less than 340 yards on 33 catches in 10 starts.

Robinson originally joined the NFL as a 2nd round pick by the Jaguars in the 2014 Draft, making the Pro-Bowl in 2015. He then spent time with the Bears from 2018 to 2021 after signing three-year, $42 million contract to play there.

The addition of Robinson gives the Steelers some much-needed talented at wide receiver, with George Pickens and Diontae Johnson currently at the top of the depth chart. Behind them, the team has Calvin Austin, Cody White, Anthony Miller, and Gunner Olszewski, but Robinson’s veteran presence and experience could give the Steelers an edge in their passing game.

While the compensation for Robinson’s trade has not yet been disclosed, rumors suggest that the Rams were willing to pick up some of his salary to facilitate the move. This could mean that the compensation for Robinson is not significant, but the Steelers will likely be looking to get some red zone production out of him after struggling in that area last season.

Overall, this trade is a significant move for the Steelers as they look to improve their roster heading into the upcoming season. With Robinson’s experience and talent, he could be a key contributor in Pittsburgh’s quest for a championship.