The Los Angeles Rams made the decision to decline the fifth-year option for former first-round pick Greg Robinson.
For weeks, there has been plenty of talk surrounding the Los Angeles Rams and how they weren’t expected to pickup the fifth-year option on Greg Robinson, which didn’t seem like a surprise when considering his struggles from the last three seasons. On Tuesday, the Rams made the move official with Robinson, leaving many to believe 2016 could end up being his final season with the team.
Of course, nothing is set in stone at the moment since new Los Angeles head coach Sean McVay has already indicated he doesn’t plan on giving up on the former No. 2 overall pick just yet, although Robinson has a long way to go when it comes to proving himself worthy. It would be one thing if Robinson was in his first or second year, but if the former Auburn star is already struggling this much heading into his fourth year, it’s certainly not a good sign.
The fact that Robinson leads the NFL with 31 total penalties over the last two seasons shows why he’s one of the team’s most frustrating players to deal with, and give Los Angeles credit for making the offensive lineman prove his value instead of giving him another chance right away. Who knows, maybe a fresh start with a new coaching staff is just what Robinson needs to finally start looking like a player selected in the first round.
On a positive note, at least the Rams finally have something to be excited about over the next few months following a successful NFL Draft in which they found numerous weapons for Jared Goff to work with. If all goes according to plan, Los Angeles’ offense should be able to average more than 14 points per game like they did all of last season, and actually compete in the NFC West.