Chicago Bears: 6 players who might not return in 2021

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Chicago Bears, Allen Robinson
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Allen Robinson, WR

This is painful, but with everything going on right now and the unknown about the revenue from the 2020 season, the Chicago Bears might not be able to offer Allen Robinson an extension he is willing to sign.

Right now, Robinson is the 14th highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL. He was a top-10 wide receiver in many areas last season and had the sixth most-productive season among wide receivers versus man coverage. Robinson deserves to be paid. He deserves to be one of the top paid wide receivers in the NFL. I am sure Ryan Pace and the Bears want to make that happen, but with a decrease in revenue and salary cap room, it might not be possible.

My hope is that one or more of the other names on this list get the boot and Robinson returns. He is a top-of-the-line wide receiver and the Chicago Bears would be hard-pressed finding a replacement with his talent. He is the first 1,000-yard receiver since Alshon Jeffery in 2014. Allowing another receiver to walk as Jeffery did would be a huge mistake. Not to mention, Robinson is better than Jeffery and still only 27 years old. Find a way to sign and keep this man.