- According to Chris Emma of Audacy, Bears’ franchise WR Allen Robinson‘s camp wanted a contract in the $20 million range but Chicago only offered a deal that topped out around $16 million annually.
- Emma notes that the two sides haven’t seriously negotiated a new contract since September of last year.
- Emma adds that Robinson could command more than $20 million on the open market in 2022 given he’s combined for over 200 receptions over the last two years.
- In the end, Emma thinks it is “hard to imagine” the Bears signing Robinson to a lucrative extension.
Lions’ new DT Michael Brockers said he’s hopeful to help turn around the organization and is appreciative of how supportive Detroit’s fanbase is.
“That would be awesome,” Brockers said, via The Jim Rome Show. “I keep hearing this is a football town, they love the team, they’re passionate about the team and where it’s going. And just the team in general, you have so many just downright Detroit Lions fans — no matter how bad the team is doing, no matter how good the team is doing, they are Detroit Lions fans. And I think that’s what I like about this city and like about the fans, is that they’re going to support no matter what.”
Brockers added that he doesn’t think it will “take us long” to make the Lions’ a successful team.
“I think that’s what I love the best about the fan base is that they’re in for the long run. And it’s not going to take us long to turn this thing around, but it’s definitely good to know the fan base is always behind you no matter what.”
- Marc Ross of NFL.com writes that Vikings DE Danielle Hunter could deserve a raise in his next deal if he returns to his usual form in 2021 after opting out of last season.
- Hunter is set to make $14.5 million per year under his current deal.
- Ross adds that if Hunter can’t stay healthy, his leverage could decrease significantly and it could result in the two parties parting ways.