Former Jaguars’ WR Allen Robinson intends to sign with the Chicago Bears barring any last-minute snags when free agency opens Wednesday, source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Allen Robinson also told ESPN’s Josina Anderson late Monday night that the deal is 3-years, $42 million. Robinson, drafted by the Jags in 2-14, is coming off an ACL tear from the first drive of the 2017 season.
Robinson has had an up and down career so far and is looking for a new chapter with consistency. He was having a great start in his rookie year and 10 games into 2015 Robinson had netted 80 catches for 1,400 yards and a franchise-record 14 touchdowns, only to be cut short by a knee injury.
The Jaguars offense collectively struggled in 2016 which led to Robinson’s number being down drastically across the board. The team revamped its roster and Robinson was set for a comeback 2017 season until this latest injury took him out.
The Bears new head coach Matt Nagy played a big part in the deal Robinson told ESPN. “I like what coach Nagy did from an offensive standpoint in KC. Me being able to see what he did there, being able to know that he is an offensive-minded coach and seeing what he’s done before (helped me).”