Allen Robinson price tag will go up in Chicago Bears final games
The final three games of the 2020 season are a great chance for Allen Robinson to make a lot of money
When the Chicago Bears let Allen Robinson enter the season without an extension they knew that they were at risk of seeing his price go up. After the offense struggled, and he had his own issues with players such as James Bradberry, it was worth wondering what Allen Robinson was going to get in free agency.
However, in the past three games, Robinson has put up 33 targets for 23 receptions, 272 yards, and three touchdowns. That is a per-game average of 7.7 catches, 90.7 yards, and a touchdown per game. Pretty good stuff.
It is clear that Mitch Trubisky has been quicker at getting the ball out, and has targeted Robinson as soon as he possibly can. Robinson has been able to cash in on Trubisky feeding him.
Nobody is going to deny that Robinson and Trubisky are benefitting from the defenses on their schedule. However, that is not changing any time soon. The duo gets the Vikings defense, which has two rookies, and Chris Jones, a journeyman in their secondary. Then, they get the Jaguars who shuffle cornerbacks nearly every week. Of course, they finish with the Green Bay Packers where Robinson just put up eight for 74 and 2 TDs a couple of weeks ago. Robinson went over 100 yards twice against Green Bay twice in 2019, so him and Trubisky have had that connection against Mike Pettine and company.
Early in the season, Robinson saw Bradberry. Carlton Davis, Jalen Ramsey, Marshon Lattimore, even Rasul Douglas, and Malcolm Butler, who are having good years. Robinson had been tested early in the season and now has a light end of the season schedule.
He is eyeing free agency and knows that he has three weeks to improve his stats and make more money. In March, no one is going to nitpick the defenses and situation, they are going to look at the 16 game sample or the even bigger sample. Padding the stats will make Allen Robinson more money, even if it is somewhere else.