According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Chicago Bears are expected to lock down former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson to a three year, 42 million deal. Because free agency opens on Wednesday, he cannot be officially signed just yet but barring a desperate swing from another team, the Bears have found their top receiver.
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Robinson’s season came to an abrupt end in Week One due to a torn ACL against the Houston Texans. The Jaguars opted not to tag him, allowing for him to hit free agency.
The 24-year-old receiver best season came in 2015 when he brought in 80 passes for 1400 yards and 14 touchdowns. While his 2016 season dipped just a tad, going for 883 yards and six touchdowns, his production is worlds ahead of the Bears current options.
The Bears wore through a rough offensive season without the projected top receiver Cameron Meredith, who also went down with a torn ACL in preseason and considering the Bears top receiver this past season was Kendall Wright with only 614 yards, Robinson is a massive upgrade and a sigh of relief for second-year signal caller Mitchell Trubisky.
On Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio on Monday, Robinson already had the Bears singled out. “For me, it’s a lot of teams out there who not only have interest in me, but who I have interest in,” Robinson said. “It comes down to some other variables as far as kind of narrowing that down. But from what I’ve heard about Chicago, it’s an amazing city and football town.”
With the return of Meredith and the new pair of hands in Robinson, the Bears offense looks to be vastly improved in the newly signed head coach Matt Nagy’s system.
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