Saturday, October 24, 2020

Profile: Allen Robinson II

Chicago’s WR1 Allen Robinson II is a man on a mission in 2020

Bleacher Nation have Robinson throwing up WR1 numbers this season, and we at the Ditka Digest thought that we’d take a look at his background, and create a profile of the man we all know and love.

Starting out at Penn State in 2011, it was in 2012 and 2013 that he threw up epic numbers, over 1,000 yards in both seasons and an amazing 11 touchdowns in his 2013 season.

The scouts were watching and, although Robinson was heavily fancied to be a round 1 pick, he actually was drafted in 2014 in round 2 with pick number 61 by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Robinson finished his rookie season with 48 receptions for 548 receiving yards and two touchdowns while starting eight games and playing in ten.

Arguably Robinson’s second season in Jax was his best for them, in 2015. A record of over 1,400 yards, with 80 receptions and 14 touchdowns showed that he had the skills, attitude and desire to succeed at the top level of football.

2016 was a season to forget, both for him and for the team. They slumped to a 3-13 record for the season, and this was enough for the Jags to fire Doug Marrone with good cause. 883 yards over 73 receptions with 6 touchdowns would be enough to make a lot of WRs happy, but given his previous exploits, this just didn’t seem like the right level.

2017 – well, worse. In week 1, Robinson had to leave a match against the Texans with a Knee injury and this saw him miss the entire season with a torn ACL. That made 2016 look amazing!

In 2018, Robinson signed terms on a 3 year $42 million contract with Da Bears. 754 yards over 55 receptions, and 4 touchdowns saw him disappoint many, but we knew and had faith that there was more to come. The glimpses were there in the play-off games against the Eagles, as can be seen below in the highlight reel.

Enter 2019. A poor season by our standards, but a good one for Robinson. 98 catches for 1147 yards and 7 touchdowns shows much more there is to come from him, even with a comparatively poor season by Bears standards.

He has the skillset, mindset and will to succeed. Matt Nagy has to find the best way to make him into the undoubted WR1 that he is, and push him into the top ten of all WRs this year.

If he does that, we’re in the playoffs, it’s that simple!

(*) Picture By Jeffrey Beall – Own work, CC BY 4.0,

Similar Articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Game Preview – LA Rams

It’s hard to believe that we are already at week 7 of this somewhat crazy NFL season....

This Bears team continues to find a way

The Bears are 5 and 1. This defence just keeps winning games. It was...

4 and 1 start. You can’t please everyone.

The second quarter of this unusual season is underway and the Chicago Bears - from a record...

Chicago Bears beat Atlanta – we say Wow!

As Bears fans around the world revel in the comeback victory, we take...

Trubisky: Where Does This Leave Us?

With the news that Mitch Trubisky has been named starter, Luke considers what has changed for the...

Bears 85 – The Best Team Ever

The Bears in '85 were just a great team. A great defense, arguably the best ever.

Foles Profile: The New #1 in Chicago?

Foles has a Super Bowl Ring, Can He Add To It? Nick Foles...

Phenomenal Off-Season Gains for Mitch Trubisky

Mitch Trubisky was plagued by a partially torn labrum to the shoudler of his non-throwing arm last...

How does shortened preseason affect Bears QB battle

While the NFL cancelling two preseason games wouldn't normally be a big thing, the Bears QB battle...

Profile: Tarik Cohen

Bears RB Tarik Cohen is ready to take 2020 by storm Cohen's college...