The Chicago Bears could use a disgruntled Allen Robinson to trade for Derek Carr
The situation with Allen Robinson is a sensitive one. By all accounts, Robinson is very unhappy in Chicago. Following the early playoff exit this year, Robinson publicly said that he felt the Bears had an opportunity to lock him up long-term before this season started, thus giving many the impression he’d like to be elsewhere.
Well, the Bears could make that happen with a sign-and-trade involving him and Carr. This deal is a pretty intriguing one for both sides, because not only do the Raiders get a Pro Bowl talent in Robinson, but also a third-round pick.
In exchange for that, the Bears get Carr, plus a second-year wideout who got buried on the depth chart as a rookie in 2020. Bryan Edwards looked every bit of a budding receiver coming out of college and has all the tools to be a starting wideout in this league. But, because of an injury, he became an afterthought on the Raiders’ depth chart.
Nelson Agholor broke out last year, plus the Raiders had first-round rookie Henry Ruggs on the outside and the always-reliable Hunter Renfrow in the slot. There was no room for Edwards in a crowded receiver room, and the Raiders never used him much. Now, this coming season, the Raiders may end up using Edwards more and let Agholor walk via free agency.
But, even if they chose to lose Agholor, this trade could work. Suddenly, the Bears have a young receiver who could blossom into a starter next to Darnell Mooney. The Raiders now have Robinson and Ruggs on the outside with their ideal slot receiver in Renfrow.