Allen Robinson has been seeking a contract with the Chicago Bears since the end of last season, but he's fine putting talks on the backburner right now. Despite his impending free agency steadily approaching, Robinson doesn't want to speak about his contract status until the end of the season.
“For me, it’s not about that,” Robinson said, via Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune. “It’s about me continuing to try to get better each and every week, honestly, and be the receiver I want to be. I want to finish strong no matter what the circumstances are — contract or no contract. … I feel like I’ve been able to put together a couple decent years, and I want to finish this as strong as I can. That’s the No. 1 focus and No. 1 thing on my mind.”
Before the season began, Robinson likely thought he'd have a new contract in place with the Bears. However, Chicago has been reluctant to make Robinson one of the highest-paid wide receivers in the NFL.
Nevertheless, the Penn State product has continued to produce at a high level in his third year with the Bears. Through the first 12 games, Robinson has accounted for 77 receptions for 904 yards and five touchdowns.
There's a chance that the Bears decide to franchise tag Robinson in hopes of striking a deal with him at some point next season. Or they could elect to let him walk in free agency, netting them a compensatory pick if he signs for a certain price.
The idea of signing with a team that has a better quarterback situation than the one he's had with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears is likely an intriguing option for Robinson. But with Chicago losing six games in a row, Robinson is focused on helping his current team win first.