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

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Final thoughts

I’ve never been too optimistic on the Bears’ chances of extending Allen Robinson; I just think both sides are in entirely different places. Robinson is a player in his prime who is approaching 30, while the Bears are a team with a young offense centered around Justin Fields. Fields have also been more comfortable throwing to Darnell Mooney in big spots this year. Maybe Fields will develop a better connection with Robinson as the season goes on, but there is also a chance that Fields prefers Darnell Mooney as his go-to receiver, and if that’s the case, it is probably better for both sides to part ways.

Allen Robinson deserves a lot of credit. He came to Chicago in hopes of helping Mitchell Trubisky reach his pre-draft hype and instead had to deal with the instability and incompetence of the Bears’ offense. Whether it was Trubisky, Foles, or Daniel, Robinson was stuck catching passes from a quarterback that just wasn’t very good and still managed to put up numbers year after year.

Diagnosing Allen Robinson drop off. dark. Next

As much as we should appreciate Robinson for what he’s endured, we also may need to accept the fact that his day in Chicago could be numbered.