Two of the biggest moves GM Ryan Pace has made in the last year are finally paying off for the Chicago Bears.
When asked about the San Francisco 49ers as a possible free agent landing spot, Robinson’s answer circled back to the Bears.
“They have some of the things Chicago has when it comes down to a quarterback, an offensive-minded head coach, a football city and tradition,” Robinson said on Monday while visiting with SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio show hosted by Adam Schein. “There are so many good situations out there. I just have to narrow it down and pick the best one.”
According to reports, “the best one” turns out to be in Chicago where Robinson will immediately step in as the Bears’ No. 1 receiver catching passes from quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who will be directed, as we know, by head coach Matt Nagy.
Obviously, money talks … and $42 million over three years speaks volumes. But this scenario would not have been plausible a year ago at this time when defensive-minded head coach John Fox was leading the way and Chicago’s quarterback situation was – to put it kindly – unsettled.
Pace’s decision to go all-in and trade up to draft Trubisky, as well as his choice to hire Nagy on the heels of a soul-crushing playoff loss and without a second interview each had its detractors. But it’s clear that Robinson thought highly enough of the Bears’ head coach-quarterback situation to compare it favorably to that of the 49ers, a team believed to be on the rise with Kyle Shanahan coaching up Jimmy Garoppolo.
With a few more moves to improve the offense, Pace’s Bears could soon join the 49ers among the NFL’s up-and-coming teams whose stocks are on the rise.