To say the Chicago Bears have been lacking in wide receiver talent is an understatement. The Bears haven’t had a true No. 1 receiver since the days Alshon Jeffery donned the Navy and Orange. During his 2013 and 2014 seasons Jeffery flat out dominated, he hauled in 174 receptions for 2,554 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Last season the Bears’ wide receiver core consisted of Kendall Wright, Joshua Bellamy, Tarik Cohen, and Dontrelle Inman. The quartet combined for a total of 159 receptions, 1,677 yards, and four touchdowns. Needless to say, the Bears wide receivers didn’t scare anyone.
Bears general manager Ryan Pace recognized that this simply wasn’t good enough for an NFL offense and he set out to drastically improve the pass-catching unit. The crown jewel in Pace’s free agency haul was the addition of former Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson, striking a $42 million dollar deal that keeps the 25-year-old in Chicago for the next three seasons.
During his time in Jacksonville, Allen Robinson was the unquestioned No. 1 receiver. Throughout his most productive seasons in 2015 and 2016 he had 153 receptions for 2,283 yards, and 20 touchdowns. Over a 16 game season, he was averaging 76.5 receptions, 1,141 yards, and 10 touchdowns. Despite coming off an ACL surgery, the Bears are hoping that Robinson can bring this level of production to Chicago and help elevate the offense to the upper echelon in the NFL.
Allen Robinson has all the tools needed to become one of the top receivers in the NFL again. Here three goals for Robinson entering the 2018 season.
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