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Bears WR Allen Robinson wants to stay with Chicago long-term

Allen Robinson, Bears

The Chicago Bears struggled to get things moving on the offensive side of the ball during the 2019 season. But one thing became very clear: Allen Robinson is a No. 1 receiver.

Robinson–who will be in the last year of his contract heading into 2020– recently iterated his desire to remain with the Bears for the long haul (via Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk).

“I think the biggest thing is that, again, it definitely takes both sides,” Robinson said Thursday, via Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. “There’s a lot that goes into it. Everybody knows I want to be in Chicago.”

“We’re just trying to figure this out. I’m sure that [Bears General Manager] Ryan [Pace], he has a lot going on, stuff he’s trying to figure out. . . .Also, at the end of the day, I’m just preparing, going into a contract year. Because it is the last year of my deal and there’s nothing I can do solely to change that myself.”

“I want to be in Chicago, if they’ll have me,” Robinson said. “The biggest thing is, I can’t make that happen solely myself. I just gotta control what I can control. I know that everything will probably play out fine.”

Robinson had one of the best years of his career in 2019, hauling in 98 receptions for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns as Mitchell Trubisky’s top target.

An extension would not be surprising. The Bears have had a hard time developing young wideouts like Anthony Miller amidst Trubisky’s struggles and inconsistent pass-protection on the offensive line.

But Robinson has been consistently dependable over the course of the last two years. The Bears might show some urgency in their efforts to keep him in the Windy City.