Should the Chicago Bears sign Allen Robinson in free agency or let him walk?
After leading the team in receiving for the third straight year, Allen Robinson will now enter free agency. The Chicago Bears have seemingly had chance after chance to extend him and yet he still he is going to test the market.
Now that he is looking around is he all but gone, or is there reason to hold out hope?
Beyond being a leading receiver in the past three years, he has shot up the all-time receiving ranks in Chicago history. He is 11th all-time in receiving yards, and third in yards per game behind just Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey.
The General Manager knows he needs to win next year, and maybe moving on from Anthony Miller. He cannot leave just Darnell Mooney. They have to pay and retain Robinson and have he ascend to top receiver in franchise history status.
It is almost as if this is just getting fans accustomed to what is to come. It is less about why would the Bears sign Robinson, and more about why would Robinson sign here. From all reports, it appears that Ryan Pace has made offers, and he and Robinson disagree on his value.
Considering he just had a great season with the shaky quarterback play, the price only went up. It is tough to assume Pace will make up the difference. To be fair to Pace, like Mitch Trubisky, David Montgomery, and Matt Nagy, they all perform better against lesser talent than elite players. We can point to Robinson struggling against the likes of James Bradberry. He also seemed to come alive when the team was down multiple scores as well.
With questionable quarterback play, tense negotiations, and not the most money on the table, it is hard to see Robinson playing for the Chicago Bears next year.