Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson's arrow is pointing up after a 2019 season in which he totaled 98 catches for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns. His return to 100 percent health was obvious. A-Rob regained his explosive route-running and contested-catch dominance that once made him one of the most promising receivers in the NFL.
And just think: He's only 26 years old.
Robinson will enter 2020 with a chance to have the best year of his career. He'll likely be catching passes from the most consistent quarterback he's ever played with in Nick Foles. It'll be hard -- but not impossible -- for him to top his 1,400-yard, 14 touchdown season in 2015.
According to ESPN's over/under prediction for A-Rob's 2020 season, he'll have a chance. Jeff Dickerson is taking the over on Robinson's Las Vegas line of 1,024.5 yards.
"The Bears had the NFL's 29th-ranked offense last season," Dickerson wrote, "yet Robinson still caught 98 passes for 1,147 yards. Chicago's quarterback position is bound to improve with the arrival of veteran Nick Foles, who many believe will wrestle the starting job away from Mitchell Trubisky. Robinson is only 26 years old and in the prime of his career. Barring an injury, Robinson should add another 1,000-yard receiving season to his résumé in 2020."
The Bears are betting that third-year wide receiver Anthony Miller will take the next step in his development opposite Robinson as a starter, and the additions of Jimmy Graham and Cole Kmet at tight end should provide the passing game with a higher level of production at the position. But the offense will still run through Robinson and as a result (assuming he stays healthy), this is an easy bet.
Robinson's production floor is the numbers he generated last season. He should threaten for 100 catches again. If he does, and with a better deep-ball thrower behind center, A-Rob could become just the fifth player in franchise history to eclipse 1,300 single-season receiving yards.
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