Bears WR Allen Robinson says his goal is to make Mitchell Trubisky’s job ‘easy’
The Chicago Bears made a couple of splashes thus far in NFL free agency after a disastrous offseason last year. Their biggest move has undoubtedly been the signing of former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson to a lucrative a three-year, $42 million contract.
It is clear that the Bears are looking to surround quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with as many weapons as possible for the 2018 NFL season. According to ESPN’s Jeff Dickerson, Robinson is more than happy to oblige as a safety net for Trubisky:
“I know from my standpoint, I’ll be able to make his [Trubisky’s] job easy,” Robinson said. “That’s my goal. Again, that’s what I came here for. I came here to make those plays, to make those catches, to make his job easy.”
Despite essentially missing the entire 2017 NFL season with a torn ACL, Robinson entered the offseason as perhaps the most coveted wide receiver on the market.
The former Pro Bowler is a proven No. 1 option after establishing himself as one of the most promising, young wideouts in the league. Robinson burst onto the scene during the 2015 NFL season when he hauled in 80 catches for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns. While his production may have dropped off the following season, there is still little doubt about his potential.
That said, Trubisky has to be giddy at the thought of working with a receiver like Robinson. The second-year quarterback is hoping to bounce back from a rough rookie campaign in which he struggled behind a lackluster Bears offense all season.