Allen Robinson leaves Chicago Bears, legacy with franchise
As an unrestricted free agent, Robinson elected to sign a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Rams for the 2022 season. After winning the Super Bowl the year prior, the team seemed ready to make another championship run, but injuries across the board forced the Rams to end with one of the worst records in the NFL. During the season, Robinson appeared in 10 games but recorded just 339 yards and three touchdowns.
Robinson was not resigned by the Rams and became a free agent again for the third time in his career in 2023. There, the receiver elected to sign a deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he would be joining George Pickens, Diontae Johnson, and Pat Freiermuth as young quarterback Kenny Pickett's primary targets.
This year, it would not be surprising to see Robinson serve as the team's third or fourth-best pass-catcher, but in a loaded AFC North, that type of depth is exactly what you need to compete against some of the top units in the NFL. If the Steelers look to make the postseason for the first time since Ben Roethlisberger's retirement, Robinson very well may end up being a sneaky acquisition that significantly improves the receiver group.
While Robinson has his eyes set on the 2023 season, where he will be playing for his fourth professional team, it is somewhat apparent that the peak of Robinson's statistical production has come and gone. While his best single season came as a Jaguar, Robinson posted three consecutive productive seasons as a Bear before tailing off in his final season with the team.
Despite being with the franchise for only four seasons, Robinson's name is littered at the top of the Chicago Bears history books. In the 21st century, Robinson is one of three players to lead the team in receiving yards for three consecutive seasons, alongside only Alshon Jeffery and Marty Booker. Robinson's 2019 and 2020 seasons are both top 10 in terms of single-season receiving yardage totals, with Jeffery and Brandon Marshall serving as the only other players to have two such seasons. Robinson's receiving total of 3,561 is 11th most in team history, but his yardage total is the highest amongst players who were on the team for four seasons or less.