Allen Robinson
Allen Robinson
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Chicago Bears
2021 Fantasy Outlook
It’s a shame a player of Robinson’s caliber has been limited to playing with Blake Bortles, Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles. There was hope Robinson (a free agent heading into the offseason) might escape to a better environment, but the Bears franchise-tagged him in March. Newly signed Andy Dalton is probably an upgrade from last year’s quarterbacks, but not an overwhelming one, so Robinson will have to wait until 11th overall pick Justin Fields gets a shot and hope he lives up to his pedigree. On the positive side, Robinson was a workhorse last season, with 151 targets (3rd) and 102 catches (4th). His per-play efficiency (12.3 YPC and 8.3 YPT) was modest, but chalk that up to a team that ranked 27th in YPA (6.4). At 6-2, 220, and with 4.48 speed at his 2014 pro day, Robinson is a prototype NFL No. 1 wideout — big, fast and agile. He has good hands and saw plenty of red-zone and goal-line work last season (19 targets from inside the 20, nine from inside the 10). Robinson hasn’t made many downfield plays the last few years (only three 40-yard catches in his last 45 games), but he was fourth in the NFL with 22 20-yard catches last season, and the big plays should come if Dalton — or eventually Fields — can pull his weight. Bottom line, Robinson, 28, is still a top receiver in his late prime and guaranteed massive target share. The only concern is whether the Bears can provide the league- average passer he’s never had. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a one-year, $18 million contract with the Bears in March of 2021.
Stuck with franchise tender
WRChicago Bears
July 15, 2021
Robinson will play 2021 under a franchise tag, as he didn't sign a multi-year contract before the Thursday deadline, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Reports from the past week suggested it was a long shot for Robinson and the Bears to work anything out. The soon-to-be 28-year-old thus stands to make $17.98 million this upcoming season, before hitting free agency (or receiving a second franchise tag) next spring. Robinson probably isn't thrilled, but his decision to sign the franchise tender in March suggests he isn't planning a holdout. Coming off back-to-back seasons with 150-plus targets, he'll hope to get a QB upgrade after the Bears added Andy Dalton and Justin Fields in the offseason.
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How do Allen Robinson's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
88.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.56
 
% Team Air Yards
30.9%
 
% Team Targets
25.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
67.5%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.4
 
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How do Allen Robinson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.60 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.00 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.0 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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The Bears' No. 1 target by a mile, Robinson delivered last year, but he was mostly a volume play with 154 targets (3rd) and 98 catches (6th). His per-play averages were subpar - 11.7 YPC (19th) and 7.4 YPT (23rd), i.e., he was a far cry from the explosive player who broke out for 1,400 yards and 14 TDs as a 21-year-old with Blake Bortles under center in 2015. In Robinson's defense, he played in the least efficient passing offense in the league (6.2 YPA), and even with Mitch Trubisky slated to return in 2020, the Chicago aerial attack should be better through simple regression to the mean. (And newly acquired Nick Foles could even be an upgrade if it comes to that.) At 6-2, 220, and with 4.48 speed at his 2014 pro day, Robinson is big, fast and agile. He had only one catch of 40-plus yards and a modest 15 of 20-plus (T-16th), but he was used extensively in the red zone - 20 looks inside the 20 (T-7th) and 11 targets from inside the 10 (T-2nd). Robinson's ceiling depends on Trubisky's continued development or a Foles takeover, but a frequent target with red-zone skills has a nice floor no matter who's under center. Anthony Miller showed progress late last year, but otherwise the wide receiver depth chart is thin, and the passing-game tree surprisingly narrow.
It's amazing Robinson won't turn 26 until August, given his breakout was back in 2015, and he'd already survived a torn ACL and four years with Blake Bortles before arriving in Chicago last year. Robinson started slowly with the Bears, failing to reach 100 yards in a contest and missing two games with a groin injury during the season's first half. But Week 10 he went 8-6-133-2 against the Lions and then finished strong, going 8-6-85-0 in Week 16 and 13-10-143-1 in a playoff loss to the Eagles. All told, he had 94 targets in 13 regular-season games with a new offense and a second-year quarterback, leaving room to grow in the future. Last year's second-round pick Anthony Miller should have a bigger role, but beyond diminutive speedster Taylor Gabriel, the team isn't especially deep at wideout. (Tailback Tarik Cohen and tight end Trey Burton will also see work in the passing game, however.) At 6-3, 211, and with 4.48 speed, Robinson has the athletic specs of a prototype No. 1 NFL receiver. He's able to make plays down the field (six catches of 40-plus in 2015, and one in each of his last two games of 2018) and operate in the red zone. The Bears didn't use him much from in close last year - 11 targets inside the 20 in 13 games - and Burton (13 in 16 games) will probably continue to split looks with him. But quarterback Mitchell Trubisky got better last year, and his rapport with Robinson will be solid from the get-go in 2019 in what's likely to be one of the league's better offenses under coach Matt Nagy.
What a strange career Robinson has had - and he won't be 25 until August. After a massive, 14-TD, 1,400-yard breakout in 2015 as a 22-year-old, Robinson crashed back to earth in 2016, then tore his ACL in Week 1 last year. Now he finds himself in a new home as the Bears' ostensible No. 1 WR, playing for a new coach and with second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. At 6-3, 211, and with 4.48 speed, Robinson is the prototype No. 1 NFL receiver, with the ability to beat defenses down the field and in the red zone. In 2015, he hauled in six passes of 40-plus yards and tied for first in targets inside the 10, so the skills are there even if he cratered (only one 40-yard catch on 151 targets) the following season. In Chicago, Robinson doesn't have a ton of competition. Kevin White is attempting yet another injury comeback, and Taylor Gabriel is more of a gadget player. Newly signed tight end Trey Burton could have a significant role, and the Bears drafted Anthony Miller with the 51st overall pick, but it's plausible the No. 2 target after Robinson will be running back Tarik Cohen. In new coach Matt Nagy's offense (he was formerly the OC under Andy Reid), there's upside here if Trubisky takes the next step. Robinson was limited at OTAs in May but received full clearance for the start of training camp
It's common for receivers in their 30s to experience total collapse, but almost never does it happen to a 23-year-old rising star. In 2016, Robinson was the unfortunate exception. After scoring 14 touchdowns and posting impressive efficiency marks as a 22-year old (17.5 YPC, 9.3 YPT), Robinson scored only six times last year despite seeing 151 targets and produced an abysmal 5.8 YPT (39th among the NFL's 41 100-target wideouts.) A 3.5-yard-per-play decline on heavy volume for a player in his early prime with the same quarterback is likely unprecedented in NFL history. Part of the problem was Robinson's lack of focus -- he had a few drops early in the year that cost him big plays -- but QB Blake Bortles, who seemed to turn a corner of sorts in 2015, regressed badly in his accuracy and decision making. At 23, Robinson is just entering his peak years. He's 6-3, 211, with 4.48 speed and has been compared athletically and stylistically to the Cowboys Dez Bryant, one of the elite red-zone weapons of the last half-decade. And the Jaguars target Robinson frequently from in close -- 21 red-zone looks in 2015, 19 last year, so a TD bounce-back should be expected. The Jaguars' decision to briefly open up a competition between Bortles and Chad Henne suggests Robinson will have to deal with another year of poor quarterback play.
Year 2 is when most star receivers break out, and Robinson was a case in point. Robinson was a big-play machine last year, catching 31 passes of at least 20 yards, leading the NFL by a wide margin (Antonio Brown and Julio Jones, both of whom saw north of 190 targets, tied for second with 25.) Robinson also scored 14 TDs (11st), thanks to 14 targets inside the 10 (2nd). At 6-3, 215, with 4.48 speed, Robinson has been compared to Dez Bryant, and for good reason. Like Bryant, Robinson is an exceptional athlete, boasting a 42-inch vertical leap and 131-inch broad jump from the Combine three years ago. Robinson leveraged those physical skills toward an efficient 9.3 YPT (7th) and 17.5 YPC (1st among the league's 32 100-target WR), and his size, strength and leaping ability should again make him a constant when the Jaguars get in close. While Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee will continue to see targets, neither will affect Robinson's status as the team's top option. Oddly, the biggest threat to Robinson's production could be RB Chris Ivory, a goal-line bulldozer the team lacked in 2015. Both Blake Bortles and Robinson benefited from Jacksonville's unwillingness to pound the ball near pay dirt a year ago (35 passing, five rushing TDs), and Ivory could siphon off a few touchdowns from the duo this season.
On it's face, Robinson's rookie year was nothing special — he averaged only 6.8 YPT in 10 games and scored twice before breaking his foot in Week 10. But considering the environment — the Jaguars were 31st in passing yards and YPA — and his age (he doesn't turn 22 until August), Robinson's output wasn't so bad. Moreover, he saw seven or more targets from Week 3 until Week 10, i.e., every game started by quarterback Blake Bortles in which Robinson played. With Cecil Shorts gone, Robinson is likely to be the team's top target again in 2015, ahead of fellow second-year players Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns. (Former first-rounder Justin Blackmon applied for reinstatement to the league in May but was denied.) The addition of tight end Julius Thomas might squeeze Robinson's red-zone targets, but it's unclear how much Thomas' talents will translate now that he's no longer with Peyton Manning. At 6-3, 210, with 4.48 speed, Robinson has the physical traits of a typical No. 1 NFL receiver, and his 42-inch vertical leap and 131-inch broad jump show his top-tier athleticism and explosiveness. Robinson had surgery on his foot in December but is expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp.
Apparently the Jaguars aren’t counting on Justin Blackmon any time soon. After nabbing Marqise Lee with the 39th overall pick, they took Robinson at 61, and they still have Cecil Shorts in the fold. At 6-3, 210, Robinson isn’t especially fast (4.57 40), but he’s quick for his size, has good ball skills and is an effective runner after the catch. Lee and Shorts will both get their looks, but Shorts has been injury prone, and Robinson could emerge as the team’s primary red-zone target before long.
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No extension in sight
WRChicago Bears
July 9, 2021
Robinson and the Bears haven't made significant progress toward a long-term contract, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
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Accepts franchise tag
WRChicago Bears
March 18, 2021
Robinson has officially accepted his franchise tender, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Not in hurry to sign tag
WRChicago Bears
March 18, 2021
Robinson is in "no rush" to sign his franchise tender, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Franchise tagged
WRChicago Bears
March 9, 2021
The Bears have placed their franchise tag on Robinson, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Not discussing extension
WRChicago Bears
February 16, 2021
Robinson and the Bears haven't discussed a long-term contract since September, potentially setting him up to receive a franchise tag in the coming weeks, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
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