Jaguars WR Robinson to sign with Bears

Jaguars WR Robinson to sign with Bears

Robinson's 2017 season was cut short nearly as soon as it began when he tore his ACL In Week 1, but the setback did not prevent him from drawing heavy interest in free agency, and he appears headed to Chicago after four years in Jacksonville.

The Chicago Bears appear to be the winners of the Allen Robinson sweepstakes.

The Chicago Bears are hoping for a turnaround in their fortunes with Robinson, who now steps in as their immediate number one choice. The following year saw Robinson catch 73 passes for 883 yards and six scores.

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports that Robinson is set to sign a three-year, $42 million contract with the Bears. He was a second-round pick by the Jaguars in 2014 and broke out in 2015 with 80 catches for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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Robinson missed virtually all of last season after he suffered a torn ACL in the very first game of the year. I mentioned this on the free agent primer podcast we did last week, saying that he wouldn't have competition for targets with the Bears, whereas if he went to the 49ers, he'd be competing for targets with Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin, and even Trent Taylor at times. They offered an original-round tender to restricted free agent Cameron Meredith on Monday, and it remains a position they should address in the draft.

Trubisky had a solid season for the Bears a year ago, completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 2,193 yards and seven touchdowns.

Robinson: one of the most desirable receivers on the market; Chicago: one of the most receiver-needy teams. Last week, they elected not to franchise him, which would've been worth roughly $16 million.

Bottom line, you don't bring in a player like Robinson to be a decoy.

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