The receiver broke the news himself in a conversation with ESPN's Josina Anderson. He had a breakout year in 2015 as he grabbed 80 balls for 1,400 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns.
Just a few hours after landing wide receiver Allen Robinson, the Bears decided they needed to upgrade the tight end position, which was odd considering they spent a second-round pick on Adam Shaheen just a year ago.
Their troubles in the passing game were compounded further by leading receiver Cameron Meredith's 2016 ACL injury before the start of the season.
The Bears, who haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2014, struggled to replace former cornerstone Alshon Jeffery following his departure in free agency.
Robinson's production from 2015 and 2016 is what the Bears need to help their young quarterback, Mitch Trubisky.
But Robinson also said he wouldn't rule out a multiyear deal to return to the Jaguars and also had good things to say about the 49ers. Robinson tore his left ACL after making his first catch of the season in Week 1.
He should significantly upgrade the pass-catching options of a Bears team for whom Kendall Wright was the top receiver in 2017 with 59 catches for 614 yards. When Robinson didn't receive the franchise tag and didn't agree to a deal with the Jaguars by Monday at 11 a.m., he was free to talk to other teams.
Now we have a much better idea of what the Bears' draft Board will look like.
Restricted free agents are players with three accrued seasons.
So, it's fair to say that the Dawg Pound will just have to wait and see.