There was no flawless solution to the Bears' problems at wide receiver in free agency, but Robinson had the best pedigree of the group.
One of the major bombs of free agency dropped while you were sleeping last night as the Chicago Bears landed former Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson, striking a three-year deal worth reportedly $42 million. Only the Buffalo Bills got less receiving yardage out of their wide receivers and tight ends, so Robinson would quickly become the top option alongside a returning Cam Meredith and Kevin White.
If you're a Bears fan, the Robinson contract should make you very happy.
For his career, Robinson has 202 catches, 2,848 yards (a 14.1-yard average) and 22 touchdowns in 43 games.
Through his first three offseasons Pace's free-agent track record isn't good.
Robinson, 24, is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, which sidelined him for all but three plays of the 2017 season.
Robinson: one of the most desirable receivers on the market; Chicago: one of the most receiver-needy teams. They offered an original-round tender to restricted free agent Cameron Meredith on Monday, and it remains a position they should address in the draft. The Bears also are interested in receiver Albert Wilson.
Trubisky lacked a big, reliable target - or any target really - in his rookie season. In 2015, Robinson had 14 receptions inside the opponent's 20-yard line - 12 of them went for touchdowns, and the other two catches went for first downs.
Trubisky had a solid season for the Bears past year, completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 2,193 yards and seven touchdowns. It was the most in the National Football League, with fellow free agent Sammy Watkins being the only other receiver to top 558 yards on deep balls that year.