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Bears coach Matt Nagy says Allen Robinson ‘one of the top players I’ve ever coached’

Matt Nagy, Allen Robinson, Bears

Matt Nagy is entering just his second year as the Chicago Bears’ head coach, but he has already seen enough of wide receiver Allen Robinson to call him “one of the top players I’ve ever coached,” according to Larry Mayer of the Bears’ official team website.

“It’s important for our guys in that room to see how he does things,” Nagy said of Robinson. “When you have players that treat the game and respect the game the way he does every day in practice, during the game, he’s not a me guy. He doesn’t care what his stats are. He just wants to win.”

Nagy added that Robinson doesn’t say much, but always knows what he’s doing.

“He doesn’t say a lot in the meeting room, but when I call on him or our coaches call on him for the question, he always has the right answer and it transpires on the field,” said Nagy.

Robinson is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played 13 games and hauled in 55 receptions for 754 yards and four touchdowns during what was his first season with the Bears, missing some time due to rib and hip injuries.

The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Penn State, was originally selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round (61st pick overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

He made the Pro Bowl during his second season after catching 80 passes for 1,400 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdowns, but otherwise, Robinson has had a lot of difficult staying healthy, as he missed just about all of 2017 after tearing his ACL in Week 1.