Allen Robinson had a fantastic 2019 season for the Chicago Bears with a team leading 98 receptions, 1,147 receiving yards, and 7 touchdowns. Those numbers seem even more incredible when you take into consideration how uneven Chicago’s offense performed as a whole last year.
But when you dig into the Reception Perception numbers from Yahoo Sports’ Matt Harmon, A-Rob’s season takes on another level of greatness.
Bears WR Allen Robinson was elite in 2019, as shown by #ReceptionPerception:— Matt Harmon (@MattHarmon_BYB) May 7, 2020
- 79.3% success rate vs. man coverage (98th percentile)
- 83.7% success rate vs. press (97th percentile)
- Both top 10 scores in RP history
Destroyed people as a route runner. pic.twitter.com/HtzYx5lxp9
Robinson has sneaky speed and good size at 6’2”, 220 pounds, but it’s his incredibly smooth route running that sets him apart from many of his peers. His quick footwork can get him open against the best defensive backs, but he also understands on how to set defenders up against both man and zone coverage.
If the 2020 Bears offense can straighten things out Robinson could challenge for some of the all time single season marks in franchise history. Their current receptions and yards leader is Brandon Marshall in 2012 with 118 for 1,508, and the high mark for receiving touchdowns is 13 held by Dick Gordon in 1970 and Ken Kavanaugh in 1947.
The 26-year old Robinson has one year left on his current contract, and it’s been widely speculated that an extension is on the horizon.