Chicago Bears WR target no. 5: Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears
Okay, hear me out now. I understand that there has been some bad blood between the Chicago Bears and Allen Robinson. There still is a chance he returns, however.
Yes, Robinson had the worst season since his rookie season. Injuries and a bad relationship with head coach Matt Nagy played a part in that, however. He was coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons, something Bears fans aren’t used to seeing.
Perhaps the regime change could soften Robinson up to a return. He didn’t trust former general manager Ryan Pace or head coach Matt Nagy so dealing with Poles and Eberflus should be better.
Additionally, the wide receiver market is not as robust as it once was. A lot of the big names have received the franchise tag. That makes the market smaller. Some of those receivers who would have been under the radar may now hit it big. If you had to give a nice contract to someone, would it be for a player on a guess, or would you give it to a player who already produced for the team?
Despite struggling in 2021, Robinson was still in there helping Mooney. He gave the young receiver pointers and helped him eclipse the 1,000-receiving yard mark. Also, he could do the same with Fields. There were times the two weren’t on the same page.
They had no work together in training camp so they had to work things out on the fly. There were times that Fields didn’t feel Robinson was open on a play but with his ability to make contested catches he really was.
If Robinson returns, however, they’ll work together. Robinson will show Fields where he likes the ball and when he is actually open, while FIelds will show Robinson how his thinking on throws and how strong he throws it.
The pairing between Fields and Robinson could be a great one. It would be a shame if it never happens.