La Canfora says there was a flurry of activity earlier this season when Robinson unfollowed the team on social media to create trade speculation.
However, the two sides were still unable to bridge the gap between them in their evaluations of the wide receiver market and Robinson’s value.
La Canfora notes Robinson would be one of if not the best receiver on the market if he were to hit free agency. From talking to sources, though, the franchise tag appears to be a strong possibility for Robinson this offseason.
The market for receivers has increased to around $19-$20 million per year. The tag for Robinson in 2021 would be around $18 million.
Robinson, 27, is a former second-round pick by the Jaguars back in 2014. He played out the final year of a four-year, $3.510 million rookie contract before agreeing to a three-year, $42 million contract with roughly $25 million guaranteed with the Bears back in 2018.
Robinson is entering the final year of his contract and stands to make a base salary of $10,900,000 for the 2020 season.
Robinson caught five passes for 74 yards in Sunday’s season-opening win against the Lions.
In 2020, Robinson has appeared in three games for the Bears and caught 18 passes for 230 yards receiving and one touchdown.
We’ll have more on Robinson as the news is available.