"I think there's always risk in free agency", Pace said at the Combine. Robinson's production dipped in 2016 when the Jacksonville offense struggled, although he still caught 73 passes for 883 yards, a 12.1-yard average and six touchdowns. But Penn State's single-season receiving record-holder chose the Bears and new head coach Matt Nagy.
The Bears believe they have their franchise quarterback in Mitch Trubisky, and now they've given him a major weapon at wideout.
Now two seasons removed from his big year, Robinson's fantasy luster has faded. Kendall Wright led Chicago with 59 receptions for 614 yards with one touchdown last season as their top two receivers, Kevin White and Cameron Meredith, both went down to season-ending injuries.
Robinson made just one catch in 2017 before suffering his torn ACL.
We can now add underrated wide receiver Taylor Gabriel to the mix of players set to catch passes from Trubisky next season. Even going back to the prior year in free agency, Mohamed Sanu signed a five-year deal worth $32.5 million with $14 million in guarantees.
Trubisky lacked a big, reliable target - or any target really - in his rookie season. Let's see if he can take that next step.
Football fans likely know Burton best for his role in the Eagles' flea-flicker "Philly Special".
According to the Chicago Tribune, Robinson spoke highly of Chicago and how they're a good fit for him during an appearance on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Sports Radio on Monday. But for a team looking for legitimacy, day one offered something in short supply the past few years at Halas Hall.