Prior to the news of his impending deal with the Bears, he was coming off the board as the No. 21 wide receiver, which is an ADP around the fourth-/fifth-round turn.
Robinson, who the Jaguars drafted in 2014, has 202 catches for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns in 43 games. The news of Robinson going to Chicago came soon after late Monday night on the West Coast. Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it's a three-year deal worth "roughly" $25 million guaranteed and $42 million overall. He wound up with 80 grabs and 1,400 receiving yards while tying for the National Football League lead with 14 TD receptions. But he tore the ACL in his left knee on Jacksonville's third play of the season and had surgery the following week. After a down 2016 season and a non-existent 2017 season, letting Robinson walk seems reasonable, but the Jaguars are taking a big gamble here.
The Bears, meanwhile, were seeking a No. 1 receiver to pair with young quarterback Mitch Trubisky, and they now have it.More news: President repeats his support for execution of drug dealers
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With Robinson coming off of an ACL tear, a three-year deal makes a ton of sense and the good thing is he'll only be 27-years-old when the deal is up. Chicago's leading receiver a year ago was Kendall Wright with 59 receptions for 614 yards. It looks like the Bears made an early push.
Whether the plan is through the draft or another free agent, the Browns still need to add one last wide receiver. He finished with 48 receptions for 548 yards and a pair of scores.
Robinson joins Pernell McPhee, Danny Trevathan and Glennon as opening splash free-agent signings for Pace. Over 12 starts previous year, Trubisky threw for 2,193 yards (182.8 per game) with seven touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 77.5 passer rating. But the expectations will be high considering his contract and potential.