3 WRs the Bears Could Target Next Offseason If Allen Robinson Leaves

Jason Schandl
Best free agent wide receivers the Bears can target next offseason if Allen Robinson leaves.
Best free agent wide receivers the Bears can target next offseason if Allen Robinson leaves. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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The Chicago Bears offense isn't exactly loaded with weapons, but Allen Robinson easily stands out as the top playmaker. Despite this, Robinson recently revealed that the team hasn't reached out about a contract extension, and he doesn't expect them to.

That would make A-Rob an unrestricted free agent next offseason.

If the Bears aren't planning to bring Robinson back, they'll need to add a No. 1 wide receiver in free agency next offseason, and these three upcoming free agents would be the best ones to target.

1. Keenan Allen

Keenan Allen caught 104 passes in 2019.
Keenan Allen caught 104 passes in 2019. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Bears have not had much depth at the wide receiver position over the years, and a WR1 that can handle a massive amount of volume without much support is incredibly valuable in that situation. That's Keenan Allen, who has caught 102, 97 and 104 passes over the last three years, ranking fifth in the NFL with 444 targets in that time. Still just 28 years old, he should continue playing at a high level for the entirety of his next contract.

2. A.J. Green

A.J. Green missed the entire 2019 NFL season.
A.J. Green missed the entire 2019 NFL season. / Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

This one will obviously depend on how he looks coming back from a year missed due to injury, but A.J. Green is another proven No. 1 option. He made the Pro Bowl in each of his first seven NFL seasons before having his 2018 season cut short by injury, averaging just shy of 80 receptions with over 1,100 yards per season. He would be more of a short-term option than Allen, as he will be 32 years old, but Green could hold down the fort until a younger player develops into a true No. 1 in Chicago.

3. T.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton led the NFL in receiving in 2016.
T.Y. Hilton led the NFL in receiving in 2016. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

In between Allen and Green in age, T.Y. Hilton is coming off an injury-shortened season of his own. He played at least 14 games in each of his first seven NFL seasons, however, so there's not a lot to be concerned about on the injury front. He hasn't often been a guy that commands huge volume, only seeing more than 82 receptions once in his career (2016, when he led the NFL in receiving), but he is a long-established playmaker who also has the versatility to move into the slot. Hilton would be a solid addition, though he may not be able to singlehandedly carry a passing attack like Allen could.


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