Allen Robinson II Says Goodbye to Chicago

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Allen Robinson II Says Goodbye to Chicago

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It is unfortunate that a failure to come to an extension agreement and a woeful final season in Chicago is the last memory we’ll have of Allen Robinson II as a member of the Chicago Bears.

And yet, Robinson seems to look back fondly on his time with the Bears in this message:

https://twitter.com/AllenRobinson/status/1505567756837552131

I can only speak for myself, but I needed to read that from Robinson. The last year was a rough one, but the entirety of his time in Chicago wasn’t all bad.

And perhaps we should take some time to remember the good times:

https://twitter.com/BN_Bears/status/1427045098135736327

I do my best not to think about Cody Parkey’s double-doink. And as the years have since passed, I think about it less. Part of that comes with seeing how other problems popped up over the following years under the Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy regime. But one thing I think about is how differently other players’ trajectory could’ve been had the kick sailed through the uprights and not off of them.

At the top of my list is Robinson.

Lost in the madness of that game was Robinson setting Bears single-game playoff receiving records. Impressive as that was in isolation, that moment looked like a springboard opportunity for Robinson and this offense. Even if you felt the jury was still out on Mitchell Trubisky, you could see that Robinson was a playmaker Nagy’s offense could lean on in tough times. Putting up back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons in the years that followed essentially confirmed that much.

Robinson is now off to the Rams, where he’ll catch passes from Matthew Stafford and play for the defending Super Bowl champs. It is a shame that it came to this in the end. Especially since Robinson made it known at so many different turns that he was hoping to stay. But you know what they say — “Once a Bear, always a Bear.”



Author: Luis Medina

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