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

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Option two sign other free agents

This is where we get more realistic. I’ve always believed if Allen Robinson were going to reach a long-term deal with the Bears, it would’ve been done by now. Robinson may not always show it, but he’s frustrated with the Bears for many reasons. Not only did he not get the contract he wanted last season, but he has suffered from bad play calling and quarterback play. This is now his fourth season in Chicago, and he may just be done with the franchise.

The 2022 free agency class is deep

The good thing for the Bears is they should have some solid options to go after in the 2022 free agency class. Davante Adams, Chris Godwin, Michael Gallup, Juju Smith-Schuster, and Courtland Sutton headline the star-studded class. Although I don’t believe there is any way the Bears would end up with Davante Adams, especially given how much money he is looking for, I believe the Bears could make a run at any of the other premier names.

Chris Godwin is a player who has significantly become underrated due to the depth in Tampa Bay’s receiving core. It’s hard for Godwin to get the targets he truly deserves in an offense that also features Mike Evans and Antonio Brown. Godwin has true WR1 talent and will only be 26 years old by the 2022 season. If the Bears lost Robinson to free agency and signed Godwin to replace him, it shouldn’t be too much loss.

If the Bears were looking for cheaper options, someone like Juju Smith-Schuster would be a solid addition. Smith-Schuster has been a victim of Ben Roethlisberger’s weak arm and has been stuck to a limited route tree. Smith-Schuster is a pretty well-rounded receiver and could be a consistent 1,000+ yard receiver in the right offense.