Latest NFL Free Agent signing shows how far the Chicago Bears have come

Another move by Ryan Poles that looks great in hindsight.
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The Chicago Bears wide receiver room has come a long way.

In fact, think back to this past March before the Bears traded for Keenan Allen. Bears fans would need to squint at an obscure free-agent wide receiver and try to make the case for a signing because there is a chance that a change of scenery could work in their favor.

That is also why there was much frustration when Ryan Poles decided not to bring back veteran Allen Robinson after the 2021 season. While Robinson struggled during the 2021 season with the Bears, it was after two seasons that he eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark and seemed to be the Bears' answer to their need for a primary wide receiver.

As it turns out, the 2021 season marked the beginning of a career regression for Robinson. Robinson spent the past two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers and failed to surpass 400 receiving yards in either season. In fact, Robinson only has 67 receptions combined over the last two seasons.

Allen Robinson has turned into a journeyman wide receiver.

Robinson was once again a free agent this offseason and on Thursday, he found a new home.

Robinson signing this late into the offseason shows how far the Bears have come at the wide receiver position.

The Bears' wide receiver room now includes DJ Moore, Keenan Allen, and Rome Odunze. The case can be made that each of those wide receivers could serve as a primary wide receiver on any other team in the NFL. There is a sense of comfort that should settle in for Bears' fans as they look at the wide receiver position for the Bears, knowing that the team is going to be set for multiple seasons.