Mitch Trubisky’s No. 1 target is ready to get things started:
Allen Robinson: "I feel 100 percent and I’m ready to go.” #Bears
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) July 19, 2018
Robinson has worked hard to rehabilitate the ACL injury he suffered on the regular season’s third play from scrimmage, to the point where that – and not his looming free agency – was a primary focus for him during the offseason. And yet, the Jaguars refused to place the franchise or transition tags in order to keep him with the team. Leaving the window open, the Bears swooped in and made a major offseason splash by signing Robinson to a lucrative three-year contract.
The hope that he will step in and become the WR1 the new-look offense needs to thrive, and by declaring his health, Robinson cleared a major hurdle on the road to a successful season. With a new offense called by a head coach Robinson has admired from afar for some time, there should be plenty of opportunities for a healthy star receiver to get the ball, make some big plays, and put up the kind of numbers he did in 2015 when he caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns.
With veterans starting to file in at Bears training camp in Bourbonnais on Thursday, there was plenty of good news to go around. But Robinson’s clean bill of health might be the best of all.