Bears fans have known about Allen Robinson’s excellence for years now. Because after coming over from the Jaguars, Robinson has two 1,000-yard seasons and a pair of 90+ catch campaigns, all while hauling in throws from Mitchell Trubisky, Chase Daniel, and Nick Foles. It takes some real skill to pull that off.
And yet, I don’t think Robinson has received the type of love nationally he deserves.
But I think that’s about to change:
No. 3️⃣4️⃣ Allen Robinson
Robinson: 61 contested catches since 2018 (1st) pic.twitter.com/xMQpNxaAbb
— PFF (@PFF) June 22, 2021
Allen Robinson II checks in at No. 34 on Pro Football Focus’ list of the NFL’s 50 best players right now. And why wouldn’t he be?
Robinson’s route-running is silky smooth:
Here’s to your Wednesday being as smooth as Allen Robinson’s route-running. pic.twitter.com/hxLHeFCLv3
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) May 13, 2020
He makes all the difficult catches:
I’m still not over the awesomeness of this Allen Robinson catch pic.twitter.com/Pn3aUYliCv
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) December 6, 2019
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) March 7, 2021
And works hard as heck:
When it's time to battle, I'm the first one at the doeee!!! pic.twitter.com/EhCPj4GK9p
— Allen Robinson II (@AllenRobinson) June 14, 2021
Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney working out together down in Miami. pic.twitter.com/vY2omWIowL
— BFR (@BearsFilmRoom) June 23, 2021
A high school coach I covered at a previous stop once told me hard workers will beat a team with more talent if talented players aren’t working hard. And when I watch Robinson play, I see a player who is hard-working and talented. Not only is it the best of both worlds, it also shows itself on game tape and in the box score. No wonder Robinson was PFF’s fifth-highest-graded receiver last year.
Now, if only the Bears saw this and were able to come to a deal that keeps Robinson in Chicago to catch passes from Justin Fields, who might be the most talented quarterback he’ll have played with as a pro. They’ve got 22 days to figure it out.