A few days into OTAs, Robinson's status as the starting right tackle has become quite foggy due to Jamon Brown quickly impressing the new coaching staff including head coach Sean McVay, who stated on Tuesday that he has a chance to compete with the former 2014 first-round pick for the starting job.
“When you look at it, Jamon Brown is a guy that’s competed really well. He’s done a nice job
Robinson is set to enter the final year of his four-year, $21.2 million rookie deal that will pay him $3.4 million. There were several reports last month that stated the team will decline to pick up the fifth-year option on his contract.
Following OTAs on Wednesday afternoon, Robinson sounded optimistic about being able to carve out a significant role with the Rams ahead of next season.
“Whatever opportunities I have, I’m looking forward to my future,” he said after an organized team activity workout, according to the LA Times. “Hopefully, it’s with the Rams."
"I don't really know how that's going to go, but whatever opportunities come my way, I've just got to take advantage of it."
Los Angeles had originally planned on the 24-year-old being shifted over to the starting right tackle spot after the team signed former Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth to a three-year, $36 million deal on the first day of the free agency period. This shift along the offensive line has moved Rob Havenstein inside to right guard after manning the starting right tackle position for his first two years in the league.
Robinson struggled tremendously in the 2016 season leading the NFL with 14 penalties while Pro Football Focus graded him 73rd out of 80 qualified offensive tackles.