Allen Robinson II – Chicago Bears #12

Chicago Bears #12

Allen Bernard Robinson II was born on 24th August 1993 in Detroit, Michigan.

Robinson played his college football with Penn State and in his sophomore year, he became the team’s number one wide receiver racking up an impressive 1,018 yards and eleven touchdowns.

His junior season was even more productive, as he finished the year with a total of 97 receptions for 1,432 receiving yards and six touchdown receptions, including a season-high of 12 receptions for 173 yards and two touchdowns against the Indiana Hoosiers.

In 2014, he announced he would forego his senior college season to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

He was selected 64th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars and in his rookie season he was the fourth choice wide receiver, yet he still totalled 48 receptions for 548 yards and two touchdowns from eight starts.

In his second season, Robinson was named as a starter alongside fellow second-year player, Allen Hurns. He hit a season-high game score on December 20th against the Tennessee Titans with ten receptions for 153 yards and three touchdowns. His touchdown reception against the New Orleans Saints for a 90-yard reception was the longest of the 2015 NFL season. He finished the season with 1,400 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns and along with Hurns, became known as one half of ‘Thunder and Lightning’ for the Jaguars.

2016 saw lower production with a total of 73 receptions for 883 yards and six touchdowns. It should be noted, however, that this was in a poor Jaguars team that managed a record of just 3-13 and saw head coach Gus Bradley fired. 2017 was even worse for Allen as he got injured in the first quarter of Game Week 1 against the Houston Texans, prematurely ending his season.

2018 saw Robinson traded to the Chicago Bears, making his debut in the season opener against the Packers with a team-high 61 yards in what was predominantly a running team. He finished the season with 55 receptions for 754 yards and four touchdowns. In the same season, Allen set a Bears post-season record of ten receptions for 143 yards in the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

2019 was a better year for Robinson, due in part to the Bears becoming a more rounded team with Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback. He finished the season with 98 receptions for 1,147 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. In the process, he became the first Bear to go over 1,000 receiving yards since Alshon Jeffrey in 2014.

He will hope to maintain this form in 2020, although there is a slight doubt about him making Game Wek 1 due to an ankle injury picked up in training camp.