Tuesdays are usually quiet for the Chicago Bears, but this day has been eventful from the start to the near finish.
Bears receiver Allen Robinson made headlines early Tuesday morning after removing images associating him with the team from his Twitter and Instagram, which raised some eyebrows considering it’s no secret that he’s frustrated with how contract negotiations have gone.
Some of Robinson’s teammates, including Tarik Cohen, Anthony Miller and Darnell Mooney, took to Twitter to express their desire for the organization to sign Robinson to an extension, which really isn’t a good look for general manager Ryan Pace.
But things really ramped up when reports surfaced that Robinson, who’s in the final year of his contract, had inquired about a trade. It naturally sent Twitter ablaze with frustrated Bears fans and hopeful fans of teams in need of a No. 1 receiver like Robinson.
Although ESPN’s Adam Schefter got some clarification on the matter from Robinson’s agent Brandon Parker. According to Parker, Robinson has not requested a trade, which means Bears fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief…albeit, a small one.
Brandon Parker, agent for Bears’ WR Allen Robinson, said he and his client have not requested a trade. However Robinson, who is in the last year of his contract, is unhappy that Chicago has been unwilling to pay him market value for wide receivers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2020
There’s still the fact of the matter that the Bears’ best offensive player is unhappy about progress on contract negotiations, where Pace seems unwilling to pay him what a No. 1 receiver deserves.
Robinson’s price tag has only increased as other players have gotten extensions like year, including most recently Los Angeles Chargers receiver Keenan Allen, who signed a four-year, $80 million extension.
There’s no doubt that Robinson has more than played himself into a contract extension with the Bears. Robinson recorded a 1,000-yard season in one of the league’s worst passing offenses last year.
While Bears fans can breathe a small sigh of relief with trade rumors being shot down, this thing is far from over. Unless Pace finally comes to his senses and inks Robinson ahead of Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.
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