The Minnesota Vikings and the veteran wide receiver are reportedly interested joining forces again in 2019, but nothing is expected to be agreed upon before free agency begins.
Everyone is fully aware that the top of the wide receiver depth chart for the Minnesota Vikings is set for 2019 with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs leading the way. But figuring out the group of receivers to pair with this duo is among the things the Vikings need to do this offseason.
One route Minnesota could take to help solve this problem would be to re-sign Aldrick Robinson. For the Vikings last season, Robinson appeared in 14 games and caught 17 passes for 231 yards (13.6 average) and five touchdowns.
The 30-year-old receiver is scheduled to become a free-agent this year, but it’s possible that he and Minnesota could work out a new deal before he is ever able to hit the open market. However, it doesn’t sound like this is going to happen.
According to FanSided’s Matt Verderame on Monday, Robinson and the Vikings have spoken about a new contract, but it doesn’t appear that a deal will get done before the start of free agency begins on March 13.
During the limited amount of time he was on the field last season (just 252 snaps), the veteran receiver made the most of his opportunities. With a more involved role, it’s possible that Robinson could evolve into a suitable third option for Minnesota behind Diggs and Thielen in 2019.
He’s not expected to be very expensive to retain (made under $1 million last year), so bringing him back for next season is likely a risk that Vikings will feel is worth taking.