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Bears WR Allen Robinson reacts to not making the Pro Bowl

Allen Robinson, Bears

Often, wide receiver Allen Robinson is the only reason why the Chicago Bears are worth watching on offense. The second-year Chi-town native and sixth-year NFL pass-catcher is a delight to watch and easily a top-10 talent at his position.

Naturally, one would conclude that Robinson would be a Pro Bowler. However, the roster lacks his name, instead opting for Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin to represent the NFC in Orlando.

With 83 receptions for 1,083 yards and seven touchdowns, Robinson thought he was on his way to the Pro Bowl.

Oh yeah, definitely, I thought I did,” Robinson said on Wednesday on thinking if he went, via The Chicago Sun-Times. “I thought I made plays when my number was called. I know I didn’t make every play, but I thought I made plays. That’s not something I’m going to lose sleep over or anything.”

Despite Mitchell Trubisky’s bipolar play, Robinson found a way to produce in 2019. His well-developed route running and trained hands make things easier for the third-year quarterback; after all, they signed him in 2018 to do that. Nonetheless, his game is overshadowed by an anemic offense.

The 26-year-old Penn State product made the Pro Bowl in 2015 as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his second year in the NFL, with Blake Bortles tossing him passes, Robinson tallied 80 receptions for 1,400 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdowns.

One has to wonder if Robinson would get the respect of being one of the NFL’s great receiving talents if he received better quarterback play.