The more the San Francisco 49ers made deals and the more they said this offseason, the more I felt they were capable of being competitive sooner rather than later. When this offseason started, I wasn’t particularly interested in Robinson, the biggest name on the free agent market. After all, the 49ers want to build through the draft if they can.
But after the Richard Sherman, and the extensions, and all the salary cap still out there, I want Robinson to join the 49ers now more than ever. He’s young, he’s big, he’s already proven as a legitimate top receiver, and any team would be lucky to have him.
As I said previously, I’m a believer in Pierre Garcon and would be plenty happy to see Jimmy Garoppolo work a full season with all of Garcon, Marquise Goodwin, Trent Taylor, Kendrick Bourne, George Kittle and Kyle Juszczyk to throw to. Robinson fills a need, but he’s also a luxury.
A luxury the 49ers have more than enough cap space to afford, too. A luxury who is one of the biggest sure-things at the position to hit the open market in a very long time. I’m sure Garoppolo would love to have Robinson.
He’ll be expensive but, again, the 49ers can afford it and they have proven more than capable of doing team-friendly deals. So I want to know, a couple hours from now it’s allowed for the 49ers to talk to Robinson’s agent. Should they, and if not, why?