Jaguars WR Robinson to sign with Bears

MINNEAPOLIS MN – DECEMBER 31 Mitchell Trubisky

MINNEAPOLIS MN – DECEMBER 31 Mitchell Trubisky

Robinson missed virtually all of last season after he suffered a torn ACL in the very first game of the year. Last week, they elected not to franchise him, which would've been worth roughly $16 million.

Robinson made just one catch in 2017 before suffering his torn ACL. If you didn't have a chance to read that, take a look (LINK).

A second round pick out of Penn State by Jacksonville in 2014, Robinson had 202 catches for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns during his four years with the Jaguars.

Robinson, breaking out in a big way in 2015 with 80 receptions, 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns, only turns 25 in August. As of now, Robinson should be viewed as a high-end WR2 in fantasy, barring any other changes to the Bears roster. Wright led the team in receiving out of the slot, but his 614 yards were the second-lowest for any team's top wideout and Cruz didn't make the team.


And if nothing else, Trubisky now has his No.1 wideout. That said, it wouldn't be surprising if Robinson's deal guarantees double that, or close to it. The Bears may not be done in free agency and/or the draft when it comes to solidifying the wide receiver position. After that, restricted free agents who earn tenders are only allowed to negotiate with the franchise they played for this past season. They reportedly were targeting Sammy Watkins, too, but the former No. 4 overall pick is heading to Matt Nagy's former team, the Chiefs, according to ESPN and NFL Network, with a contract that is worth more per year than Robinson's.

Robinson is a big target for Trubisky at 6-foot-3, 211 pounds and he can run. Blake Bortles and he connected on just 50.7 percent of those targets, but they did amount to 2,283 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Aside from Akiem Hicks, Pace's free-agent signings leave much to be desired.

Adding receivers for Trubisky was a top priority for Pace. Now we wait to see if Robinson can play like it.

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