Where would the Chicago Bears offense be without Allen Robinson? It's a question that no Bears fan wants an answer to, especially with Robinson entering the final year of his three-year contract in 2020 and no word of an extension coming anytime soon.
Robinson, in a word, was fantastic in 2019. He ended the season with 98 catches for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns. It was a stat line that would be impressive in any season let alone one that ended with the Bears realizing they need a potential change at quarterback.
Playing with an underwhelming quarterback is nothing new for Robinson. His career has been marred by uninspiring and inaccurate quarterbacks since his days as a Jaguar. Check out this tweet from analytics expert Warren Sharp that breaks down all of A-Rob's career targets (and who threw them):
Are you kidding?— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) July 26, 2020
Look at who's been passing to Allen Robinson in his career
372 att from Blake Bortles
233 att from Mitchell Trubisky
29 att from Chase Daniel
11 att from Chad Henne
1 att from Bryan Walters
Get this guy some accurate passes downfield & LOOK OUT! 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/FVw8RdDiPB
Yikes. That's an unimpressive list, to say the least.
Robinson has a chance to come close to career highs across the board in 2020, especially if Nick Foles wins the starting job in training camp. With no other established target in the Bears' passing game, it isn't outside the realm of possibility for A-Rob to eclipse 1,400 receiving yards (the career watermark that he set with the Jaguars in 2015), and come close to the 14 touchdowns he scored that season too.
A-Rob is going to get paid, regardless if it's by the Bears or any of the other 31 teams looking to land an elite pass-catcher.
Here's proof that Allen Robinson is better than you think originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago