Allen Robinson just might be the Chicago Bears No. 1 priority when free agency opens up, but the talented wide receiver isn’t focused on the future quite yet.
In an interview with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Robinson said his focus is on the rehabilitation process as he recovers from an ACL injury which ended his season after just three offensive plays.
And instead of stressing over where his next snaps will be played, Robinson is letting his representation do the heavy lifting: “Me and him talk a lot; especially this time of year you have to be on the same page with [your agent],” Robinson said. “I’m still doing my rehab stuff, getting better each and every day, so that’s my main focus. … I try to leave as much of the hard work to him as possible.”
There will be plenty of hard work ahead for Robinson’s agent, who is expected to field offers from a bunch of different teams this offseason. And even though the Jaguars declined to place the franchise or transition tag on Robinson, a return to Jacksonville can’t be completely dismissed out of hand. Even then, their exclusive negotiating window ends on Monday when Robinson will become free to talk to the Bears and the rest of the team’s in the league when the legal tampering period begins.
In February, Robinson said his ACL injury wasn’t an issue and is expected to be cleared to resume football activities before training camp begins. Where that happens to occur will likely be determined early during free agency. You can expect the Bears to be in the mix with a unique pitch, but they won’t be the only team vying for Robinson’s services.