4 reasons why so many underestimate Rams best kept secret at WR

He was proclaimed as a really good start to the Rams free agency. So why are so many underestimating him? Here are 4 reasons why they are wrong to do so.
Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Cooper Kupp, Matthew Stafford
Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Cooper Kupp, Matthew Stafford / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/GettyImages
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I: Robinson was active in less than half the games last season

The team certainly did take their good old time when it came to getting veteran WR Demarcus Robinson involved in the offense last season. But as history would prove, he was most certainly worth the wait. Despite not even taking the field in the first eight games of the season, Robinson proved worthy of competing in Horns by catching his first and only pass against the Green Bay Packers in Week 9.

He would continue to catch every pass thrown his way until Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns, where the fourth pass thrown to him in that game would fall to the ground, incomplete. By the time of that pass, Robinson had put up a streak of catching all eight passes thrown his way, one pass for a touchdown. He would pivot from catching every pass to scoring at least one touchdown per game for the next three games.

There are seldom occasions that hold the fanfare of re-signing a free agent player who held a minimal role on an NFL team like that of the Rams extension of Demarcus Robinson. And as far as I can tell, the Rams are not the type of football organization that goes overboard on elation and hype over new players.

In many ways, the Rams keep one foot on the ground at all times. But there was a subtle skip to their step when the team extended Demarcus Robinson. It was more than just getting a 400-yard receiver. The Rams understood that Robinson's numbers were compressed due to only getting work in the second half of the season. So it simply stands to reason that even if the offense does nothing to expand Robinson's role in the offense, simply involving him through the full season will do the job for them.

Robinson is quite familiar and accomplished with this offense now. And having proven his ability to produce if targeted, he stands on much firmer ground this season in terms of earning a role in the offense again.

Are the Rams lacking a true third receiver capable of carrying the team? I suppose that depends on your perspective and criteria. Clearly, the team thinks enough of Robinson's return to cite the event as a really good start to free agency. I agree.

As always, thank you for reading.