Blueprint to fix the Chicago Bears after Andy Dalton disaster
To help the Chicago Bears, Ryan Pace must now trade Allen Robinson
This is a key focal point in this blueprint. Ryan Pace needs to get on the phone and focus on shopping Allen Robinson. If I am him, I am calling every team that needs a top wide receiver, and I am calling them every day until I get a deal done.
The reason the Chicago Bears need to do this is to have an opportunity to sign one of the remaining top wide receiver free agents. Corey Davis already signed with the New York Jets, but he would have been a great option to replace Robinson. Davis is a local who went to Wheaton-Warrenville South High School. Davis received a three-year contract worth $12.5 million in average annual salary (AAV).
Allen Robinson is set to earn $17.8 million under the franchise tag. A tag he is reportedly not willing to sign. Not only do the Chicago Bears need to move on from Robinson since he probably won’t play this season, or will at least become a distraction, but the Chicago Bears can save salary cap space by signing the likes of JuJu Smith-Schuster or Kenny Golladay. Like Corey Davis, Golladay is a local kid who played his college ball at Northern Illinois University. Let’s bring him home.
The team will not have a problem replacing 1,200 yards and six to seven touchdowns per season in my opinion should they bring in a player like Smith-Schuster or Golladay. Allen Robinson should return a second-round pick at a minimum. He is only 27 and still in the prime of his career. Any team that trades for him can lock him in for four to five years.
Once Nick Foles is gone and Allen Robinson is gone, Ryan Pace can call John Schneider back and up the offer with a second-round pick. Maybe that is enough to convince Pete Carroll to let Russell Wilson leave? If not, I will be offering the same deal to the Houston Texans who just signed Tyrod Taylor as a potential replacement. In fact, I’ll give Houston that original third pick offered to Seattle and throw in the extra second-rounder. Watson is worth it.
Worst case, now the Chicago Bears have another second-round pick to beef up the offensive line in the upcoming draft, or get more aggressive and trade up for a quarterback.