Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 trade targets to bolster roster before 2021 deadline

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Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12). Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports /

Jacksonville Jaguars trade target No. 5 – WR Allen Robinson

Wait! Why would the Jacksonville Jaguars bring back Allen Robinson after letting him become a free agent in 2018? In fact, there are several reasons why both parties should consider a reunion. The regime that sent him packing is no longer in place. Meanwhile, the wide receiver is no longer the top option in the passing game thanks to the presence of Darnell Mooney.

Moreover, Robinson isn’t pleased the Chicago Bears applied the franchise tag on him earlier this year. All these factors could lead to his departure from the Windy City. Back in 2018, he signed a three-year deal worth $42 million. After playing at a high level in spite of the Bears’ inconsistency at quarterback, the Penn State product rightfully wanted a raise.

In the last three seasons, Robinson hauled in 255 receptions for 3,151 yards and found the end zone 17 times. However, he has caught just 21 passes for 234 receiving yards and one touchdown in 2021. It doesn’t make sense for the Bears to keep him if they aren’t going to make him a big part of the offense.

Meanwhile, the Jags could use the 2014 second-round pick. DJ Chark Jr. is out after suffering an ankle fracture earlier this year, and the coaching staff might not want to overuse Jamal Agnew on offense at the expense of his playing time on special teams. Also, Laviska Shenault has shown flashes but is still figuring things out and has had a few drops this season. Robinson would give the Jaguars a true number one wide receiver opposite Marvin Jones Jr.

Also, trading for Robinson would show the coaching staff is serious about competing in the early stages of what looks to be a lengthy rebuild.

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