Bears reportedly expected to land Allen Robinson when free agency opens

Bears free agency tracker The top potential targets for Ryan Pace

The Chicago Bears have landed a big-time wide receiver in free agency to pair with young franchise quarterback Mitchell Trubisky for the foreseeable future. The Bears already have a stable starting quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky, but they still need to surround him with more weapons to make him more risky.

There were high hopes that the Indianapolis Colts might land the top pass catcher available in free agency but it seems Allen Robinson has gone a different path while finding a new home.

A second-round pick of the Jaguars in 2014, Robinson was a candidate to be franchise tagged by Jacksonville for a one-year salary around $16 million, but the Jaguars chose not to do so, allowing him to hit free agency instead.

Through his first three offseasons Pace's free-agent track record isn't good. Needless to say, Robinson is one of the safest wide receivers you can draft from a floor standpoint.

The 25-year-old is coming off a torn ACL suffered in the third preseason game this past season. The Bears also are interested in receiver Albert Wilson.

The Bears have tendered restricted free agent WR Cameron Meredith at the original-round level.

Robinson's addition will be a major upgrade to a Bears receiving corps which finished dead-last in the league in both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.

Those misses at receiver set up this offseason for it to be priority No. 1, and Pace got the No.1 guy.

The deal is cheaper than most would've expected as Pierre Garcon and the 49ers agreed to a deal during this time period last year, giving him 5 years and $47.5 million with $23 million in guarantees.

Bottom line, you don't bring in a player like Robinson to be a decoy.



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