It’s no secret that the Bears wide receiver core is trash. Cameron Meredith was the team’s top target a year ago and he wasn’t even drafted. Chicago made sure to upgrade this sad unit by signing former Jaguars wideout Allen Robinson. Chicago has agreed to sign Robinson to a three-year deal worth $42 million. For a player that missed most of the 2017 season with a torn ACL, Robinson did quite well here.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport was the first to report the news:
It’s going to be 3 years, $42M with roughly $25M guaranteed. https://t.co/cktLP6CLOe
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2018
Robinson, 24, had just one catch for 7 yards on the season. Robinson’s impact really hasn’t been the same since his rookie season when he was drafted in the 2nd round out of Penn State. In 2015, Robinson notched 80 catches for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns. The former Jags receiver is expected to make a full recovery and finally gives the Bears a true reliable wide receiver.
The $14 million annually puts him as the 8th highest paid receiver in the NFL. Sammy Watkins oddly enough got even more after he just signed a deal with the Chiefs. Watkins will earn $16 million annually which is the same number as the receiver franchise tag this year. Jarvis Landry will earn $16 million on that tag as the Rams and Jags decided not to use that on their receivers and found homes elsewhere.
While I’m not a fan of Mitchell Trubisky, he needed some help. Kevin White, Kendall Wright, and Josh Bellamy realistically make up the worst core of weapons for any quarterback in the league. The Jags receiver core now takes a huge hit. With Marqise Lee also hitting the market, the team is now left with Allen Hurns, Keenan Cole, and Dede Westbrook.