The Bears are reportedly about to make a big free-agent splash.
According to multiple reports, the Bears are set to sign free-agent wide receiver Allen Robinson to a three-year deal when free agency begins Wednesday.
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
Robinson, a Penn State product who spent his first four seasons as a pro with the Jacksonville Jaguars, missed all of last season after tearing his ACL in Week 1.
But his first three years in the NFL saw some impressive numbers: He caught a combined 201 passes for 2,831 yards and 22 touchdowns. In 2015, he led the NFL with 14 touchdown receptions and made the Pro Bowl.
Robinson would give Mitch Trubisky a legitimate top target as the quarterback continues his development after his rookie year last season. The Bears are also expected to have Cameron Meredith and Kevin White back from injury after both receivers missed nearly the entirety of the 2017 season. Robinson, too, missed almost all of 2017, meaning those three wideouts will enter 2018 with a combined three catches in the last calendar year.
But there's no doubt that Robinson would be a huge upgrade. The Bears were last in the NFL in receiving offense in 2017, with just 192.8 yards per game. They were also the league's worst passing offense, with 176 net passing yards per game.