Chicago Bears fans can rejoice, as Ryan Pace gets his young quarterback a new top target in Allen Robinson.
Mitch Trubisky got a new number one wide receiver today, and Chicago couldn’t have acquired a better one this offseason. Allen Robinson’s past season may have ended with a torn ACL, but his past work should excite Bears fans.
In the 2015 season, he may have been the best wide receiver in the NFL. He ended his season with 80 catches for 1,400 yards, and a league-leading 14 touchdown catches. For reference, in 2017, we only saw Chicago haul in 13 touchdown passes as an entire unit, and only four of those were by wide receivers!
Let’s just say that if Robinson has half as good of a season as that fantastic season in 2015, he would still have been more effective for the Bears than the entire Bears’ wide receiving corp in 2017. That is just if he had half that good of a season though, and it would be a major disappointment for him to do that poorly in 2018. I would not expect him to be disappointing. Remember, this guy did all of that with Blake Bortles who, all jokes aside, is at the very best an average quarterback.
This move proves that Ryan Pace is serious about getting his quarterback help. He not only got him a weapon, he paid up to get the best one that he could get for him. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Bears will pay Robinson $42 million dollars over the next three years.
After many have given Pace a lot of stick for not spending big on free agents, the Robinson signing proves that Pace is more than willing to spend to improve this team. With Allen Robinson and new coach Matt Nagy, expect the Bears offense to be a whole lot better next season.