It might be too early to give up on Robinson. He was a project when he was drafted in the fifth round in 2022. The guy was a wide receiver at one point during his college career.
At the same time, he has done nothing since his amazing NFL debut when he racked up a sack-and-half against the San Francisco 49ers. Since then, he has registered just half of a sack through 27 games.
He spent a decent amount of this season as a healthy scratch. The Bears are certain to add another pass rusher (or two) through free agency or via the draft. The team already has Sweat and DeMarcus Walker ahead of Robinson on the depth chart. Gervon Dexter Sr. can also swing outside in some pass rush packages.
That means Robinson is going to face an uphill climb to make the team next season. The Bears could just cut their losses now.
Velus Jones Jr.
Jones Jr. was the first offensive player general manager Ryan Poles drafted. He has been a bust. He was taken to be a weapon in the return game and take the top off the defense with his blazing speed.
He has done neither of that in his two seasons. Jones Jr. was removed from punt returning duty because he could not field a punt.
Velus has done nothing in the passing game. He had four catches for 20 yards this season. He dropped a beautiful deep ball thrown by Tyson Bagent in the endzone against the Los Angeles Charges. Yes, Velus was on his backside, but the ball still landed in his lap for an easy touchdown catch and he dropped the ball.
The only reason he has gotten a jersey is to return kickoffs (a skill no longer valued with the touchback rules) and to run a jet sweep (that is rarely blocked well for him).
It is time to move on from VJJ as you can get better production from a street-free agent. The Bears nearly did as Collin Johnson almost outgained Velus' season production with one reception.
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