Former Penn State WR Allen Robinson set to sign with Chicago when NFL free agency opens Wednesday: Report
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (15) makes a catch against Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman, left, and cornerback Daryl Worley during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
Former Penn State receiver Allen Robinson missed nearly all of the 2017 season due to an ACL injury, but that won’t stop him from cashing in this offseason.
The Chicago Bears are expected to sign Robinson to a three-year, $42-million contract when free agency opens along with the new league calendar at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news, while NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that the deal is expected to feature about $25 million in guaranteed money.
Robinson’s ACL injury cost him all but one game a year ago, but he had 73 catches in 2016 and 80 in 2015 while netting 20 touchdowns over the two seasons. He was drafted by the Jags in 2014, but they decided not to franchise tag him ahead of this season, which signaled that he would become a free agent.
The Bears, meanwhile, were seeking a No. 1 receiver to pair with young quarterback Mitch Trubisky, and they now have it.