Chicago Bears: What Allen Robinson’s slow start means for his future

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After Allen Robinson’s slow start to 2021, many have started to rethink what Robinson’s future looks like after this season.

Few Bears players entered the 2021 season with more on the line than Allen Robinson. After failing to reach a long-term extension in the offseason, Robinson was put on the franchise tag and is scheduled to enter free agency after this season. Robinson and his agent have made it clear that Robinson’s track record warrants big-time money, and teams will have to be willing to shell out a lot to get him to sign; however, Robinson’s slow start to the 2021 season may change that.

Through six games, Robinson has 21 catches for 231 yards and a touchdown. His 39.0 yards per game is the lowest in his career outside of the 2017 season, where he only played one game. This noticeable dip in production is a major game-changer for both Robinson and his potential suitors this upcoming offseason. At 28, Robinson is still in his athletic prime and hasn’t had to miss significant time to injury since 2018, but his interest around the league will take a massive hit if he can’t elevate his production in the second half of the season.

As much as Bears fans are grateful for Robinson’s production on an otherwise poor offense, many have started to wonder if he has much of a future in Chicago, and after his start to this season, the questions have only grown. Here is what Allen Robinson’s slow start to 2021 means for his future with the Bears.