Allen Robinson Explains Why He Plans To Sign With Bears In Free Agency

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson and Tennessee Titans defensive back Valentino Blake

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Allen Robinson should consider buying a windbreaker ahead of his next career move.

The Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver told ESPN’s Josina Anderson on Tuesday morning he intends to sign with the Chicago Bears as a free agent.

Robinson missed the entire 2017 season due to the ACL injury he suffered in Week 1. However, he was an elite receiver prior to that, leading the NFL in touchdown receptions in 2015 while earning Pro Bowl honors.

The Jaguars could have retained Robinson’s services by using the franchise or transition tags on him but declined to do so, paving the way for the 24-year-old to enter free agency as one of the top available wideouts.

The Washington Redskins and Bears emerged last week as the reported teams with the most interest in signing Robinson.

He told Anderson the Bears’ appointment of Matt Nagy as head coach was a deciding factor in his impending move to Chicago.

Robinson also appears to be a fan of the city itself, having already posted a photo of himself in a Chicago Bulls jersey on Twitter.

The Bears and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky must be elated by Robinson’s addition to their offense.

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