A Detroit native who played in the Big Ten at Penn State, the Midwestern fit reportedly appealed to Robinson as much as his solid character reviews pleased the Bears.
According to National Football League insider Ian Rapoport, the Chicago Bears are expected to lock down former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson to a three year, 42 million deal. He had 39 catches for 593 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games last season with the Rams.
Well, I guess we can cross receiver off the Chicago Bears' shopping list. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it's a three-year deal worth "roughly" $25 million guaranteed and $42 million overall.
He told Anderson the Bears' appointment of Matt Nagy as head coach was a deciding factor in his impending move to Chicago. His production dropped last season to 33 catches for 378 yards (11.5-yard average) and one touchdown.
Allen Robinson #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars catches a pass against the Houston Texans during the game at EverBank Field on November 13, 2016 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Meredith and White suffered season-ending injuries. Still just 24, he is now going to have a nice chunk of change in his pocket by the time he's 27, and will be able to cash in on the free agent market again at that point, still with some prime years left in him. Terms of Robinson's deal are unknown as of this posting.
When the three sign after free agency officially begins Wednesday, they'll represent the culmination of general manager Ryan Pace's No. 1 offseason goal - to give his new coach, and franchise quarterback, weapons with which to work. Wright led the team in receiving out of the slot, but his 614 yards were the second-lowest for any team's top wideout and Cruz didn't make the team.
Whether the plan is through the draft or another free agent, the Browns still need to add one last wide receiver.