Allen Robinson reveals plans for Bears training camp amid contentious contract standoff
Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson has been dismayed with his contract situation for well over a year, but does not have plans to hold out.
Robinson, who will play the 2021 season on the franchise tag, acknowledged the likelihood he will head to training camp without an extension. However, the star receiver said he will still be at camp despite seeking new money:
“That’s not in my control,” Robinson said, via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times. “That is what it is. I’m comfortable with that. Obviously that’s a possibility. My main focus right now is to continue to get better.”
Robinson also said he did not have “any updates” when asked whether he and the Bears were in discussions regarding an extension.
The star Bears wideout has voiced his displeasure with the team’s handling of his contract at multiple points throughout the course of the past year. He was especially upset the team had a full year to make progress on a new deal and did not achieve a resolution.
Chicago was not going to risk losing its No. 1 receiver. The Bears slapped the franchise on Robinson likely knowing it could result in a holdout. However, A-Rob seems committed to his teammates and growing as a player.
Robinson would have every right to sit out camp given Bears management has consistently been mum on his contract status. The 27-year-old has been one of the best receivers in the NFL in the last couple seasons, posting career-high marks in receptions (102) in 2020 while amassing 1,250 receiving yards.
It remains to be seen whether the Bears and Robinson can extend their partnership. Regardless, the Monsters of the Midway will not have to worry about their No. 1 receiver reporting for camp.