Wide receiver Allen Robinson expected to sign with the Bears

Ross Houston
March 13, 2018

Chicago Bears look to have won the race for Allen Robinson - one of the premier receivers available in Free Agency. He suffered a season-ending torn ACL and sprained MCL in his left knee in the third preseason game past year but is expected to be on the field when training camp begins.

Robinson, a second round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014, has 202 catches for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns in 43 games. He had a breakout year in 2015, tallying 80 catches for 1,400 yards with 14 touchdowns. The $14 million average is less than the $15.982 million franchise tag as well as what former Miami receiver Jarvis Landry was asking reportedly asking for, which is in line with a player like Robinson who is coming off a torn ACL. The veteran wide receiver is expected to get a lot of attention on the market, and Blanton said that Chicago should do a "full court press" to land Robinson this offseason. The original-round tender is worth $1.907 million this year. He saw a lofty 302 targets over 2015 and 2016, a number that only six other wide receivers surpassed in those two combined seasons, though those targets were far from what we'd call ideal.

Note: the restricted free agency period ends on April 20.

Robinson also expressed interest in moving to Chicago.

Robinson is coming off a knee injury, but Blanton is still convinced that signing him will bring more good than harm to the Bears.

Adding receivers for Trubisky was a top priority for Pace.

How do you feel about the current state of the Bears? That said, it wouldn't be surprising if Robinson's deal guarantees double that, or close to it. As of now, Robinson should be viewed as a high-end WR2 in fantasy, barring any other changes to the Bears roster. Kendall Wright led Chicago with 59 receptions for 614 yards with one touchdown last season as their top two receivers, Kevin White and Cameron Meredith, both went down to season-ending injuries.

Bottom line, you don't bring in a player like Robinson to be a decoy.

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