Wide receiver Allen Robinson has received the franchise tag. Assuming he signs, the tag will keep Robinson with the Chicago Bears for the 2021 season. Robinson has spent the last three seasons with the Chicago Bears.
Chicago Bears Place Franchise Tag on Allen Robinson
Allen Robinson had one of the best seasons of his career in 2020 despite middling quarterback play as he finished with 102 catches (a career-high and tied for the Bears franchise record) for 1,250 yards (the second-highest of his career) and six touchdowns. He finished ninth in the league in receiving yards.
Robinson played for three years with Penn State in college and received various accolades during that time. He was First-Team All-Big Ten for both 2012 and 2013, and All-American in 2013. He was also eventually selected to the B1G All-Decade Team.
Robinson was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014 late in the second round. His rookie season was slightly marred by injury as he only had 548 yards and two touchdowns. His breakout season came in 2015 when he had 1,400 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns, both of which remain career highs. He got his lone Pro Bowl berth that year and was also tied for most receiving touchdowns in the league for that season.
The Jaguars offense struggled more in 2016, and Robinson’s numbers dipped below 1,000 despite playing all 16 games. His 2017 season was cut short after only one catch when he tore his ACL in Week 1. That ended up being his last snaps as a Jaguar.
Robinson signed with the Bears in 2018, and though he missed a few games due to injury, he helped the Bears get to a 12-4 year and a playoff berth – his first playoff appearance (since he was on injured reserve during the 2017 Jaguars season). His numbers trended upward again in 2019 when he finished with 98 catches for 1,147 yards.
Thus far in his career, Robinson has 457 receptions for 5,999 receiving yards and 39 touchdowns.
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