Why on earth has Robinson not received an extension yet? The team needs to get this done for multiple reasons. First, they need to revamp his contract in order to free up space. Second, the team needs Robinson. He is the only consistent playmaker on offense.
Robinson signed with the Chicago Bears in 2018. He was coming off an ACL injury with the Jaguars. In his first year back from his injury, Robinson started 12 games and recorded 55 catches for 754 yards. His catch rate was not great at only 58 percent, but that actually falls in line with most of his career. He scored four touchdowns that year as well. As the year went on, you could see Robinson trusted his knee more and his performance improved.
Last year, Robinson looked even better. His catch rate was the best of his career at 63.6 percent. He caught 98 of his 154 targets for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns. He is the first receiver to gain over 1,000 yards since 2014. This was Robinson’s second-best season outside of his career year in 2015. Robinson is not one of the best receivers in the league, but he is very close. If he duplicates or improves on his 2019 season, he could push himself into that upper echelon.
We will have to sit and wait to see what Robinson’s extension will be, but if Pace screws this up, fans will never forgive him.