Jacksonville Jaguars free-agent wide receiver Allen Robinson intends to sign with the Chicago Bears when free agency officially opens on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. However, he has proven talent with more than 2,200 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns from 2015-16.
Speaking on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio on Monday, Robinson singled out the Chicago Bears as a potential fit. He bounced back with a huge second National Football League season, setting a Jaguars record with 14 touchdown catches among 80 for 1,400 yards in 2015.
Robinson, 24, is coming off a year in which he played one game for the jaguars, unfortunately tearing his ACL in Week 1 against the Houston Texans. I mentioned this on the free agent primer podcast we did last week, saying that he wouldn't have competition for targets with the Bears, whereas if he went to the 49ers, he'd be competing for targets with Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin, and even Trent Taylor at times. The lowest-level tender comes with original-round, draft-pick compensation; but since all three were undrafted rookies, the Bears would receive nothing if they leave.
Robinson: one of the most desirable receivers on the market; Chicago: one of the most receiver-needy teams. His per-catch average also dropped by 5.4 yards from 2015 to 2016.
This signing will be tied directly to the evaluation of Pace in his fourth season with his second head coach and a 14-34 record.
Those misses at receiver set up this offseason for it to be priority No. 1, and Pace got the No.1 guy.