Chicago Bears: 5 hot takes on Allen Robinson, Khalil Herbert and more

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Chicago Bears Hot Take No. 4: The Bears should look to trade Allen Robinson at the trade deadline

Should the Bears look to trade Allen Robinson?

Given Allen Robinson’s slow start to the 2021 season, it is highly unlikely he will reach an extension with the team after this season. If the Bears are sure they aren’t going to bring him back, it would make sense to test the market for him. Robinson has been a productive receiver his entire career, and his ability to put up numbers despite poor quarterback play could be very attractive to other teams.

How will trading Robinson affect the Bears in 2021

Trading Robinson will make a noticeable difference on the Bears’ offense. Even though Robinson is having a down year consistently m, he still draws a lot of attention from opposing defenses. One of the reasons why Darnell Mooney has been able to make such an impact is because the defense is often keying in on Robinson. I like Mooney and think he can be a really good player down the road, but I don’t think he’s ready to be the undisputed WR1 yet.

What could the Bears get back for Allen Robinson?

I’m not sure if many teams would be willing to move serious assets to acquire a receiver on an expiring deal. The Bears should be looking to sell, but they shouldn’t move Robinson unless they feel like they are getting a valuable return. If the Bears could manage to flip Robinson for a younger receiver like Brandon Aiyuk, I think it would be a solid deal. The problem is I don’t know how many teams would want to part ways with a young, talented receiver for a player that will need to be paid after this season.

Bottom line

I’m not opposed to shopping Robinson, but it’s unlikely the Bears will get the deal they want.