Allen Robinson’s Contract Compared to Kenny Golladay
The idea that 28-year old Golladay, who worked from Northern Illinois to a third-round pick, to be the best free-agent wide receiver is going to take a discount to play for his hometown team comes off as a little crazy. Especially for the Bears who do not have a quarterback, and haven’t assured their head coach and GM will be there long term.
Golladay may play for the Bears one day, but if they want him this offseason they will have to pay up.
So, anyone telling you that Kenny Golladay is going to be cheaper than Allen Robinson is wrong. Golladay is going to hit a free market where teams get to bid for his services. He is going to get over $20 million per year. Golladay is going to get the long-term security that Robinson wants.
If Golladay were in the situation Robinson is, he would be complaining, and Bears fans would be crazing to trade Golladay for Robinson. There is a slight difference between the two, but if you stack them up, Robinson is slightly better overall.
Now, you factor in that Robinson is on a one-year deal at about $18 million and Golladay will see close to $100 million on an open market and it is hard to understand how the Bears would be upgrading from Robinson to Golladay.