Allen Robinson reportedly agrees to Chicago Bears switch

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Prior to the news of his impending deal with the Bears, he was coming off the board as the No. 21 wide receiver, which is an ADP around the fourth-/fifth-round turn.

Robinson, 24, averaged 1,142 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns during his last two healthy seasons before suffering an ACL tear in Jacksonville's season opener in September. Burton, a wide receiver trapped in a 6-foot-3, 236-pound body, caught 23 passes for 248 yards last season as the Eagles third tight end. He steps into immediate opportunity with the Bears, who have 225 targets and almost 2,000 air yards available from last season's production and a quality offensive mind running the show in new coach Matt Nagy.

Robinson: one of the most desirable receivers on the market; Chicago: one of the most receiver-needy teams.

The Bears were also reported to be signing wide receiver Allen Robinson earlier today. But remember, Robinson is coming off a season-ending injury.

The NFL free-agent frenzy has officially begun.

Robinson will be one of several new pieces Chicago puts around second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky this offseason. That said, it wouldn't be surprising if Robinson's deal guarantees double that, or close to it. Big-time players often carry big risks, and Robinson is no different given that he tore his ACL last September 10.

He should significantly upgrade the pass-catching options of a Bears team for whom Kendall Wright was the top receiver in 2017 with 59 catches for 614 yards. That injury was a significant factor in the Jaguars opting not to hand him the franchise tag and allowing him to hit free agency. Meredith is a restricted free agent.

Now we have a much better idea of what the Bears' draft Board will look like.

Trubisky lacked a big, reliable target - or any target really - in his rookie season.

Trubisky had a solid season for the Bears previous year, completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 2,193 yards and seven touchdowns. He finished with 48 receptions for 548 yards and a pair of scores.

This signing will be tied directly to the evaluation of Pace in his fourth season with his second head coach and a 14-34 record. White and Wheaton were busts, Eddie Royal didn't pan out and neither did Cruz.

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