Chicago Bears Rumors: 4 Potential trade packages for Allen Robinson
How do you feel about Odell Beckham, Jr. in a Chicago Bears uniform?
You could not have two different types of personalities when it comes to Allen Robinson and Odell Beckham, Jr. Robinson leaves his play on the field and does not do much chirping. He is a model citizen in the community and does not draw big attention to himself (outside of the current situation anyway). Beckham on the other hand is what many call a diva. That said, he’s an amazing wide receiver too and has proven himself more consistently than Robinson.
With rumors about the Cleveland Browns looking to move on from Beckham, what if the Browns and the Bears essentially did a swap? Now, as much as I love Allen Robinson, an even swap is not going to work. The Browns gave up a first-round pick, third-round pick and Jabrill Peppers for Beckham. This does not mean they didn’t overpay at the time, but they will not just swap one receiver for another. Especially with Beckham’s history of work.
This is why the Chicago Bears will also need to send a third-round pick to the Browns in exchange for Beckham. Beckham and Allen Robinson are both 27, yet Beckham is nearly a year older. Both receivers are in the seventh year of their careers and they both have played for two teams. However, Beckham has five 1,000-plus seasons compared to Robinson’s two. Beckham also has three double-digit touchdown seasons whereas Robinson only has one. The extra pick is justified.
I am not sure how I feel about Beckham here in Chicago. Personally, I do not like his diva-type attitude and fear it would take away from strong team chemistry. However, if you are going to make a trade like this, at least Beckham is under control until 2023. The team would have to absorb a $15 million dollars per year contract, but that’s nothing less than what they will need to pay Allen Robinson should they choose to extend him instead.
At the very least, this trade would be the most interesting. If you like chaos, this is the trade you hope for. Not to mention, adding a player like Odell Beckham keeps the Bears in the playoff hunt. Acquiring picks likely does not. The thing is, it seems this could just be a power grab move and Robinson is likely not being traded. However, we can never be too sure. I would prefer the team just extend Robinson, but I also understand the idea of getting something opposed to nothing.