The Chicago Bears move on from Allen Robinson to help land Deshaun Watson
The situation with Allen Robinson does not seem to be going well for the Chicago Bears. The two sides cannot come to an agreement on a contract extension. The thing is, Ryan Pace does not need to extend Robinson to keep him around. Instead, all he needs to do is franchise tag him.
The Baltimore Ravens are projected to have nearly $30 million in salary-cap space in 2021. The team is in desperate need of a top wide receiver and that’s exactly what Allen Robinson is in this league. Robinson is only 27 years old and has hit his prime. He could be exactly what Lamar Jackson needs to help put the Ravens’ offense over the top.
In this trade, the Chicago Bears land yet another first-round pick. Seeing Stefon Diggs move on from Minnesota to Buffalo, the Bears must land a first-round pick for Robinson. The key difference here is that Diggs was under contract for four years. Robinson will be on the franchise tag and not under contract beyond 2021. This is not a problem though. As I stated, the Ravens have the cap space to sign Robinson to a long-term deal, making this trade work wonders for both teams.
Just like the Khalil Mack trade, this one is risky. Although less risky because if Robinson does not want to play in Chicago, at least Ryan Pace is getting something in return for the top-10 wide receiver.