Pro Football Focus recently revealed their All-Underrated team for the 2021 season, and it featured one Chicago Bears player, wide receiver Allen Robinson.
Which got me to thinking... Is A-Rob really that underrated?
Here’s what PFF wrote about Robinson.
Robinson managed to generate a top-five PFF grade and PFF WAR total last year despite dealing with one of the worst quarterback situations in the NFL. The veteran pass-catcher tied for the most contested catches (21) and posted a 1% drop rate that ranked third among receivers with 100-plus targets. Since joining the Bears in 2018, Robinson ranks fifth in drop rate (2.2%), first in contested catches (61) and sixth in WAR generated. He has made a killing adjusting to inaccurate balls and in contested scenarios throughout his career.
Bears’ fans have come to appreciate all that Robinson brings to an offense, but is he still overlooked nationally?
He’s playing on the franchise tag this season, he’s one of the most targeted wide outs in the NFL the last two years, and in that span he has 200 receptions, 2,397 yards, and 13 touchdowns.
Those PFF metrics paint the picture of a guy that is primed for a big year, regardless if it’s Andy Dalton or Justin Fields slinging the rock, which could lead to A-Rob’s first Pro Bowl since he made it in 2015 with the Jags.