The Chicago Bears made a big move in the 2018 offseason, signing wide receiver Allen Robinson to a three-year deal. With the Pro Bowl receiver entering the final year of his contract, it appears the Bears are ready to let him hit free agency once more.
Allen Robinson hasn’t heard from Bears regarding contract extension
Despite being with inconsistent quarterback play, Robinson has excelled since signing with the Bears. He proved that he fully recovered from a torn ACL in 2017 and remains one of the NFL’s most underrated receivers. With training camp closing in, though, it seems the Bears don’t plan to discuss a long-term deal.
During an interview on ESPN 1000, Robinson revealed that contract discussions with the Bears have been non-existent. As a result, the 26-year-old receiver will head into his contract year prepared for whatever happens.
“They haven’t. We haven’t heard nothing,” Robinson said, via NBC Chicago. “I think just as far as me and my agent, from a the conversations that we’ve had, we’re not necessarily anticipating hearing anything at this point. For us, we’re going into camp preparing ourselves to have a good year. If that comes up and they reach out to my agent, I’m sure they’ll have pretty good discussions and things like that, but again, that hasn’t happened yet. Maybe it will happen. I can’t predict the future, so I don’t know if that will happen at all.”
Robinson appeared in 13 games during the 2018 season, averaging 13.7 yards per catch with 754 receiving yards and four touchdowns. He took his game to the next level in 2019, more than a year removed from his torn ACL, hauling in a career-high 98 receptions for 1,147 receiving yards and seven scores.
The Bears will be hoping Robinson can deliver even better numbers this season, especially if Nick Foles proves to be an upgrade over Mitch Trubisky. If the Bears fail to sign him to a long-term deal, he’ll be one of the most coveted players in free agency next offseason.