3 reasons Allen Robinson is better than Kenny Golladay

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When the Chicago Bears franchise-tagged Allen Robinson at the same time that the Lions decided not to tag Kenny Golladay, a lot of chatter came about. Since Golladay played for a division rival and is from Chicago, fans caught the idea that Golladay would sign a hometown sort of discount for the Bears.

This is the first time that Golladay is testing free agency and I do not want to put words in his mouth, but I am guessing he will go to the highest bidder. Beyond that, it is unlikely the Bears would move off of Allen Robinson for Kenny Golladay anyways. It would be doing a lot of work for what is likely not even an upgrade. When you break it down, it is easy to make an argument that Robinson is better for Chicago than Golladay.

Allen Robinson’s Age and Experience

Allen Robinson was drafted in 2014 while Kenny Golladay was drafted in 2017. Robinson is signing his second deal off of his rookie contract, and this is the first time for Golladay. All of this has created a perception that Golladay is much younger than Robinson. Both of them are 27 years old. Robinson is 71 days older than Golladay, a little more than three months.

The inexperience of Golladay is being overrated by the experience of Robinson. It is fair to applaud Golladay for finding his path a different way, but Robinson was refined in the NFL when Golladay was walking onto Northern Illinois.

Robinson is closing in on 6,000 career yards, while Golladay is just over 3,000. For where they are both are at this age, Robinson is the more accomplished player and it is not close.