It’s no secret that Allen Robinson’s quarterbacks have underwhelmed more often than not during his professional career, but it hasn’t stopped him from being a damn good receiver.
This season, Robinson leads the Bears in catches (76), receiving yards (898), and touchdowns (7). He is averaging five catches and 69 yards per game, while also snagging a career best 65.5 percent of passes thrown his way. Of course, he’s good beyond the basic metrics, too. Robinson’s receiving grade from Pro Football Focus checks in among the 20 best on a leaderboard that features 120 qualifiers. And his overall grade is the 16th highest among all receivers. Keenan Allen, Stefon Diggs, Cooper Kupp, Alshon Jeffrey, T.Y. Hilton, and Julian Edelman are among the handful of notable receivers whose grade falls behind that of Robinson.
Yep. To say “that guy is good” feels like an understatement. But … that guy is GOOOOOOOD!
But it doesn’t stop there. Robinson wants to be great.
“I would love to be the Bears’ all-time leading receiver,” Robinson said, via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times. “With the longevity of the organization and players who have come before here, goals like that are big. Being the all-time leading receiver for a franchise like the Chicago Bears is special.”
Those are the words of a guy who (1) has lofty goals, (2) seems to be happy in Chicago, and (3) would be open to an extension. I’m not saying … I’m just saying.
As for his career goals, they will be reached so long as he continues to make plays like this:
Allen Robinson is back.
Dude's releases against GB were fantastic, toasted Tony Brown all game long. pic.twitter.com/myavvDRZEe
— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) September 6, 2019
— Receiver School (@ReceiverSchool) October 20, 2019
This was a great throw and catch by Mitch Trubisky and Allen Robinson, but one other thing needs to be pointed out.
— Dan DeYoung (@DanDeYoungFB) November 26, 2019
Incredible catch by Allen Robinson pic.twitter.com/r0MC0TlWai
— Receiver Life (@ReceiverLife_) December 6, 2019
Between the sure hands, precise route-running, and ability to come away with 50-50 balls, Robinson is showing out. And in turn, so is Trubisky.
After beating the Cowboys last week, Bears left tackle Charles Leno Jr. said quarterback Mitch Trubisky and wide receiver Allen Robinson “look like they’re just playing backyard football right now.”
Frankly, I couldn’t have said it any better myself.