The Chicago Bears are reportedly expected to land Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson when the free agency opens to coincide with the new league's kick-off on Wednesday. He suffered a torn ACL last preseason and missed the whole year, but he expects to be ready for the start of 2018 training camp.
Robinson, a second round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014, has 202 catches for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns in 43 games.
Robinson, breaking out in a big way in 2015 with 80 receptions, 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns, only turns 25 in August.
He said: 'For me, it's a lot of teams out there who not only have interest in me, but who I have interest in. His followed up with 73 catches for 883 yards and six touchdowns in 2016 before last season was cut short by injury. The original-round tender is worth $1.907 million this year.
This has been one of the more memorable lead-up weeks to free agency in recent memory.
Robinson would fit many schemes, but he does come with some considerable risk. During an interview with Adam Schein of SiriusXM, the 24-year-old wide receiver had some nice words for Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Bears certainly aren't done adding at receiver.
Knowing their current state, Robinson likely landed in the optimal offense to succeed from a production standpoint. When Robinson didn't receive the franchise tag and didn't agree to a deal with the Jaguars by Monday at 11 a.m., he was free to talk to other teams. At first glance, this contract seems right for Robinson who has to prove he can rebound from the injury, while also showing that he is closer to the 2015 version than the one in 2016 who averaged 5.4 fewer yards per catch.
Bottom line, you don't bring in a player like Robinson to be a decoy. As of now, Robinson should be viewed as a high-end WR2 in fantasy, barring any other changes to the Bears roster.