LA Rams Allen Robinson ‘very excited,’ but can he set his career high?
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams have been active in the NFL record books of late. It all began when the team agreed to trade for Detroit Lions veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford. And it’s no coincidence. Stafford has a penchant for setting or breaking NFL records. That’s the Matthew Stafford effect.
NFL defensive players know by now that if they line up next to LA Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald, their statistics skyrocket. The sudden spike in football production prompts other NFL teams to sign away Rams defenders, in hopes of capturing that player at the peak of his career. But they soon fall back to earth without the advantage of playing in Donald’s shadow.
Now that same impact is happening on the offensive side of the ball too.
Stafford helps WRs set records
The NFL’s All-Time Single Season Receiving Yards Record is held by WR Calvin Johnson at 1,964 yards and was set in 2012 when he played for the Detroit Lions. Second place is held by WR Cooper Kupp at 1,947 yards and was set in 2021 when he played for the LA Rams. But both receivers were catching passes thrown by the same quarterback, veteran hurler Matthew Stafford.
It’s no wonder that free-agent wide receiver Allen Robinson agreed to sign on with the LA Rams. As a former native of Detroit Michigan, Robinson had the opportunity to witness Stafford throw to Calvin ‘Megatron’ Johnson. Now he gets the chance to catch passes from the same quarterback and shared his enthusiasm with Sports broadcaster Jim Rome.
Allen Robinson said that he is ‘very excited,’ to catch Matthew Stafford’s passes this year. Of course, coming off a season where he only put up 410 receiving yards and one touchdown, it makes perfect sense. He finally gets to play in an offense that will unleash his full potential, and catch from a quarterback who has set NFL receiving records with two different NFL receivers, nearly 10 years apart.
Could Allen Robinson get his name among those single-season leaders? Well, he’s come to the right offense. He has the right quarterback. The rest? Well, that is all up to him.