The Allen Robinson trade to the Pittsburgh Steelers is officially official. And consider CB Patrick Peterson as someone excited about the news. In the latest episode of his podcast All Things Covered with co-host Bryant McFadden, Peterson praised the Steelers’ aggression to acquire Robinson.
“I thought the trade was big for us,” Peterson said. “We’re looking for a huge return and that’s obviously getting into the playoffs and see what happens after that.”
Funny enough, Peterson said he and Robinson were just hanging out together at this year’s NFL Media workshop, a program for players to get exposure into making it into the media world, days before the trade occurred.
A long-time NFL veteran, Peterson has matched up against Robinson before and offered a scouting report on his newest teammate.
“He’s a big-body receiver. Has very deceptive speed. It doesn’t look like he’s moving real fast but he has that long stride…he’s a strider as a runner. Very, very strong hands. Runs very clean routes. I think having him in that receiver room just made us a whole lot better.”
Robinson should function as a #3 receiver in this offense who can wear different hats, seeing plenty of time in the slot but also capable of aligning on the outside. He’ll make up a starting base 11 personnel package alongside Diontae Johnson and George Pickens. Pittsburgh might not end up having the best wide receiver trio in 2023 but it’ll be a strong group so long as Johnson can avoid slumps and Pickens can take a jump in his play, something that’s expected of him entering Year Two. Toss in WR Calvin Austin III, his rookie season lost to a foot injury, TE Pat Freiermuth, and RBs Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren and the Steelers have a strong group of skill position players.
Peterson and Robinson are just two of several new additions in what’s been a busy offseason under Omar Khan. Most position groups have been added to be it offensive line with Isaac Seumalo and Nate Herbig, defensive line in Armon Watts and Breiden Fehoko, inside linebacker with Cole Holcomb and Elandon Roberts, or the secondary with Peterson and SS Keanu Neal. All in an effort to put the Steelers’ roster over the top and return to the playoffs in 2023.
You can check out the entire podcast below.