As another tribute to Treadwell’s disastrous season, Robinson was signed off the street prior to the Week 4 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. In that game, Robinson doubled Treadwell’s career touchdown total with two touchdowns as the Vikings fell short in a 38-31 loss.
Perhaps that was a sign that Robinson would take over the third role in the pecking order, but that just hasn’t happened. Instead, he’s been used as more of a one-trick pony to take the top off the defense and get open when Cousins wants to take a shot downfield or in the end zone on medium routes.
In nine games this season, Robinson has only caught 10 balls for 150 yards and four touchdowns. The touchdown number is nice, but it’s not sustainable for a guy that hadn’t caught more than two since his rookie year in Washington back in 2012.
Robinson is what he is and unfortunately, he’s best in a more reserved role rather than an expanded one.