Chicago Bears: Allen Robinson won’t receive interest from this contender

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Although the Chicago Bears are a better football team with Allen Robinson, they could be preparing for life without him.

Whether the Chicago Bears opt for the franchise tag or not, the facts are clear: Ryan Pace has done a poor job showing he indeed wants Robinson back. It’s known now that the Bears haven’t spoken to Robinson or his agent about an extension since all the way back in September.

Pace seems like one of those guys who insists he loves someone, yet goes days or weeks without putting it into action. Then, the morning of Valentine’s Day, his head pops off his pillow and he realizes he needs to go get a card — and maybe a box of chocolates.

But, that’s not enough. It will never be enough to truly, completely prove his love for that person — and it’s exactly the same for his situation with Robinson.

This is a guy who has accounted for roughly a third of the Chicago Bears’ passing offense since he’s come to Chicago, yet Pace doesn’t want to give him the money he deserves.

The problem with that sentiment is, there are going to be teams who will.

One of those teams long rumored to be a landing spot for Robinson is the Baltimore Ravens. Last year, and even the year prior, the Ravens appeared to be a team missing just one key component: a stud receiver.

Marquise Brown is mostly a one-trick pony, being able to get behind a defense and stretch the field. The Ravens need that dominant route runner who can be Lamar Jackson’s go-to guy.

Last season, Brown was the team’s leading receiver with just 769 receiving yards. Tight end Mark Andrews was second in receiving, coming in just over 700 yards. If they were to get Robinson to Baltimore, that offense would explode.

Ravens not likely to pursue Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson

However, it’s looking as though that’s not going to happen.

ESPN’s Jamison Hensley is reporting that the Ravens likely won’t be going after Robinson. Not only that, but they probably won’t be pursuing a big-name free agent wide receiver at all.

That’s quite a curious situation if you’re a Ravens fan because then you’re banking on the fact that Baltimore is going to go wide receiver in the first round, without a doubt.

That has to be the end result for Baltimore, right?

If the Ravens aren’t going to pursue Robinson, they’ll be finding their number one receiver come April. The rookie class does present a lot of incredible wideouts this year, so maybe that’s not the worst idea.

For the Chicago Bears, it means they’ll have one major player out of the conversation when it comes to retaining Robinson. Obviously, the franchise tag is an option. However, Robinson probably won’t play under the tag, according to Jeff Darlington.

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Maybe, just maybe, Pace has enough time to work out a long-term deal. After all, we’ve heard that Allen Robinson is still open to returning — so long as he gets the cash he has rightfully earned.