Allen Robinson Should Be Rooting For Justin Fields and Other Bears Bullets

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Allen Robinson Should Be Rooting For Justin Fields and Other Bears Bullets

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I’m watching Big Ten Network Illinois-Michigan while I write this, and boy, there are some names. David Terrell, Anthony Thomas, Steve Hutchison, Jeff Backus, Brandon Lloyd, Jameel Cook, Kurt Kittner, Ron Turner, and Wayne Larrivee on the call. There is also some sort of quarterback controversy between Drew Henson and some fella named Tom Brady. Curious to see how this game develops…

•    Does anyone have more reason than Allen Robinson to root for Justin Fields?

•   In the end, you’ll probably want Robinson on your fantasy team this year. Mike Clay’s ESPN’s projections forecast a 94-catch, 1,173-yard, 6-TD season for Robinson in 2021. Much of that could come from Fields, whose projections com out to 3,353 yards, 18 TD, 12 INT in 15 games.

•   Just get him the dang ball in a catchable situation:

•  While receivers are on my mind, I’ll never understand why it never worked for Marvin Hall in Chicago. A speedy receiver with special teams abilities is exactly what they’ve been needing for the last few years. And, frankly, still need going into this season. After a stint with the Lions, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports Hall is heading to the Patriots. Surely, Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels will know what to do.

•   Grumble. Free agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland signed with the Vikings on Friday. And in a double-whammy, Matt Verderame (Fansided NFL) reports the deal was for one year and $4 million. Or, in other words, a deal that could’ve been doable for even a team as cap-strapped as the Bears. That will annoy me for a few days because I think Breeland could’ve brought an upgrade to a secondary that could always use help.

•   Don’t get me wrong. I like the competition the Bears are creating with the in-house options. Desmond Trufant, Xavier Crawford, Artie Burns, Kindle Vildor, Tre Roberson, Duke Shelley, Teez Tabor, and Thomas Graham Jr. all have motivating factors here. And that should be enough to be one of those steel-sharpens-steel kind of deal. But adding more stability at the top could allow some of these depth pieces with more stability at the top. Nevertheless, the competition among cornerbacks is the most intriguing at positions that aren’t quarterback.

•   GM Ryan Pace has earned a long leash when it comes to building a secondary. They’ve drafted well (Adrian Amos, Eddie Jackson, Jaylon Johnson), unearthed undrafted free agents (Bryce Callahan, Cre’Von LeBlanc), and done work in free agency (Prince Amukamara, Tashaun Gipson Sr., HaHa Clinton-Dix). That’s enough of a track record where you can have faith. I wouldn’t call it blind faith. Nor would I even want to go that far. However, I’ll slowly get there if the cream rises to the top with another unexpected stud emerging from this crew.

•   I suppose if you’re still looking for another veteran option, Steven Nelson (whom the Bears reportedly had interest in earlier in the offseason) remains a free agent. If Breeland’s $4 million deal is the ceiling for free agents right now, then maybe the Bears could still make something work with a player like Nelson.

•   Good to see the gang going to work:

•   You love to see the support:

•   City taxpayers (finally) caught a break, as famed Sun-Times city beat extraordinaire Fran Spielman reports $21.4 million worth of Soldier Field debt is being re-financed. Hey, it’s not much. But it’s not nothin’!

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.