Latest On Bears WR Allen Robinson

     

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that teams began calling the Bears last week about a potential trade for WR Allen Robinson shortly after he removed all references to Chicago from his social media.Allen Robinson

However, Rapoport says the Bears made it clear they were not trading Robinson and instead made a renewed effort to try to get an extension done.

According to Rapoport, Chicago has increased the offer they had on the table to Robinson and the two parties have since exchanged offers. Rapoport says nothing is imminent at this point in time, but there is at least some hope that a deal will get done.

Meanwhile, Jason La Canfora reports that “significant hurdles” remain, but if a deal is going to get done, he expects it to happen in the next week.

A source with knowledge of the situation tells La Canfora that have remained “some fundamental differences in the valuation of the player.”

The market for receivers has increased to around $19-$20 million per year and Robinson is positioned to be one of, if not, the top free agents at his position next year. Even so, sources have told La Canfora that the odds of Robinson reaching the open market are “very slim” as Chicago would likely franchise him if need be.

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 2019, Robinson appeared in 16 games for the Bears and caught 98 passes for 1,147 yards receiving and seven touchdowns.

 

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