Each year since 2013, the Chicago chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America has voted for their Chicago Bears Good Guy, which is an award given to the player who is most cooperative with the media. This years recipient is wide receiver Allen Robinson.
Not only has Robinson been the brightest star on the offense all season long in leading the team in receptions (89), yards (1,076), and touchdowns (7) through 15 games, but he’s been front and center after each game to address the tough questions head on.
“A total pro in every facet of his job,” Tweeted Sun Times beat reporter Jason Lieser of the 26-year old Bears receiver.
Lieser’s Sun Times colleague, Patrick Finley, Tweeted that Robinson’s “professionalism made our jobs a bit easier all season long.”
The Chicago Tribune’s Dan Weiderer shared via Twitter that “Robinson has been a true pro all year in dealing with the media.”
Rich Campbell, also from the Tribune, Tweeted that, “A-Rob’s professionalism, insight and deep-rooted respect for reporters set him apart during a tough season of incisive questions and unflattering subject matter. He has been great on and off the field
Here are a few other Tweets from Chicago media members about Robinson.
This award always means a little bit more when the team is having a down season. Allen Robinson has always been willing to talk to reporters at Halas Hall and after games, regardless of win or loss.— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) December 26, 2019
Allen Robinson receives the Bears Media Good Guy Award from @Rich_Campbell. The award is given to the member of the Bears who most helps the media do their jobs, and Robinson was consistently available, professional and engaged with reporters. So thanks to him. pic.twitter.com/Tupc0E1rL4— Colleen Kane (@ChiTribKane) December 26, 2019
Past winners have been quarterback Josh McCown (2013), safety Ryan Mundy (2014), offensive lineman Matt Slauson (2015), cornerback Tracy Porter (2016), tight end Zach Miller (2017), and corner Prince Amukamara (2018).
For those wondering, it was quarterback Mitchell Trubisky that was the runner-up to Robinson for this award.
It should be noted that Mitch Trubisky is the runner-up for 2019 Bears Media Good Guy.— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) December 26, 2019
Mitch’s unwavering honesty has been essential to covering him fairly. He has conducted himself with the utmost class and professionalism amid difficult questions & unflattering coverage.
Our own Jacob Infante interviewed Robinson for his article, Bears WR Allen Robinson grateful for Man of the Year nomination, wants to stay in Chicago, and our guy Bill Zimmerman had Robinson on his Bears Banter podcast here.