Allen Robinson’s eye-opening response on possibility of leaving Bears
Nothing is still set in stone for the future of Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson in Windy City as he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2021. He recently didn’t have a conclusive answer when asked regarding his future plans and the idea of exploring his options elsewhere, per Dan Wiederer.
Bears WR Allen Robinson just now on the possibility of exploring the chance to play somewhere else: "Right now, everything is on the table."
— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) January 11, 2021
Robinson also stayed mum when asked about his feelings on being placed with a franchise tag from the Bears, via Chris Emma.
Allen Robinson said one could speculate on his feelings with a potential franchise tag from the Bears: "I plead the fifth on that."
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) January 11, 2021
Robinson also added an even stronger opinion on the two sides not being able to work out a deal.
Allen Robinson on entering the offseason without a contract: "I personally feel like we had an opportunity to get something done over the past 365 days."
— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) January 11, 2021
The 27-year-old just concluded his third campaign in Chicago and seventh overall in the league. He managed to improve his numbers from last season and recorded a total of 1,250 receiving yards on 102 receptions along with six touchdowns in this year’s campaign.
Robinson showed that he is deserving of every penny found in his three-year, $42 million contract signed back in 2018. He has played a major role for the Bears offense where he didn’t miss a game in the past two seasons and has continuously improved in each passing year.
However, the Bears have been in a shaky situation all throughout the 2020 season due to Matt Nagy’s playcalling. The quarterback situation in Chicago is also looking gloomy as the team lost confidence in the capabilities of Mitchell Trubisky to remain as their franchise quarterback moving forward.
In addition, the Bears also don’t have a certain direction to head to, given that they still managed to reach the postseason despite having a subpar 8-8 record. However, they will most likely let Robinson walk if they do decide to undergo a complete rebuild for next season.
At the same time, Robinson will certainly explore his options if a team will be willing to sign him to a better contract moving forward. However, as he mentioned, everything is still on the table and a return to Chicago would still be probable given the right circumstances.