Report: Allen Robinson asks Bears to trade him

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The divide between the Bears and Allen Robinson has grown wider.

A report earlier this afternoon indicated the receiver had not asked for a trade despite being frustrated by the pace of extension talks. Now comes word from Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune that Robinson has asked about a possible trade.

Robinson, 27, is in the final year of a three-year, $42 million deal with a base salary of $10.9 million.

The Bears typically complete extensions with their core players before the season opener of the final year of their contracts. That didn’t happen last week for Robinson, but General Manager Ryan Pace said last week that he would not put a deadline on getting a deal done.

Robinson’s teammates are campaigning for the Bears to sign Robinson long term, with running back Tarik Cohen starting the #ExtendAR hashtag on social media.

Robinson has scrubbed all mention of the Bears from his social media.

Robinson had five catches for 74 yards Sunday. He is coming off the second-best season of his career, with 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns.

His career statistics are close to those of Keenan Allen, who recently signed a four-year extension with the Chargers averaging more than $20 million per season. Allen has played one more season than Robinson has.

52 responses to “Report: Allen Robinson asks Bears to trade him

  1. >>Robinson, 27, is in the final year of a three-year, $42 million deal with a base salary of $10.9 million.

    Have a good year and leave.
    A team can’t pay everyone.
    I’m seeing A LOT of players having public temper tantrums if they don’t get their way.
    If the Bears aren’t a playoff team, then maybe it makes sense to trade him if they can get value for him.
    What if they can’t?
    What if all they can get is a 6th round pick, and they need a WR?

    Hes’ 27 and had better produce because unproductive 28 year old WRs with an attitude have a hard time getting paid.

    And lets be real, if you made $42 million off a 3 year contract you voluntarily signed you shouldn’t be mad.

  2. He’s not getting 20 mil per so he can forget about that. Just because another moron team does something stupid, doesn’t mean that is the market. And, as bad as Pace has been stripping Trubisky from
    a balance of support, if he dealt Robinson, the Bears are cooked.

    But, this is what happens in cap hell. Pace was irresponisble and you have a good core player in his prime, who is not being paid.

    But, 20 mil per, I am hoping a team isn’t scare off and I might take a high 2nd, which would essentially seal Chicago’s fate in 2020.

    Pace and Snead with LA are neck and neck as the 2 worst GMs in football.

  3. Cut him loose at the end of the year and draft a WR.
    the other players need to stay out of it. Sounds like the GM is losing control.

  4. How are his stats similar to Keenan Allen? 4800 yards to 6400? Sure Robinson has 33 TDs to Allen’s 34 but Allen has 4 1,000 yard seasons compared to 2. Robinson had 1 amazing year.

  5. The primary QBs in his career have been Bortles and Trubisky and he’s still put up solid numbers. A team like the Texans should inquire about his services. If anything, he should play out the season with a chip on his shoulder and finally go to a team with a legit QB.

  6. Go get your $ at end of year. Not like you aren’t already making $14 mil a year. I think these players have no idea that salaries will go DOWN the next year or two (cap down about 12% next year). He’ll get paid by someone (could be the Bears, could be someone else). If he wants $20, find someone to pay it.

  7. @ Touchback 6

    Ah Buddy
    … You forgot about Bill ” Little Brain ” O’Brien in Houston … That guy takes the Cake buddy !!!

  8. Pace and Snead with LA are neck and neck as the 2 worst GMs in football.

    ——————-

    You mean behind the Lions Bob Quinn.

  9. Allen Robinson didn’t want to stay in Jacksonville and took more money to leave to Chicago … Ngouke did the same thing with the Vikings things as well … Both are retards and now Robinson after seeing that the Bears are worst than the Jags and their QB’s like Trubisky are a joke wishes he was back in Jacksonville … Ngouke and the Vikings just got spanked and embarrassed by the Packers while my Jags took down the Colts in Week 1 … Both of these clowns are getting what they deserve for being malcontents and wanting out of a not so bad situation in Jacksonville !!!
    Stuff your face full of your own cake buddies and live with it now … Live with the turd you created all on your own !

    #JAGSNATIONRISEUP
    #MINSHEWMANIA

  10. Wait I’m confused. He wants to play with Trubisky?!? What?? His agent must be playing mind games on the next level of what the league has ever seen. Impressive

  11. Wow. Imagine him and Davante Adams on the same team! The Packers should offer the Bears a 2nd round pick for him and a WR — like Equanimeous St. Brown, for example.

  12. I understand not wanting to be held hostage on a contract that isn’t where you’d like it.

    But man, you signed the deal. And by most standards it was an amazing haul for a 3-year effort. Play hard and wrap up your end of the deal.

    Pulling the diva card will just diminish your prospects.

  13. “Brian Flores on Line 1…”

    Why do people continue to think that Flores is also GM as well as coach and makes the trades?

    He’s not

  14. Buyer beware. You have to give up draft picks for the right to pay him market value, and that almost never works out.

  15. “Why do people continue to think that Flores is also GM as well as coach and makes the trades?“

    Because no one knows who the Dolphins GM is and they don’t care enough to look it up.

  16. You can tell he is boys with Jalen Ramsey. They are clearly cut from the same cloth.
    Since when did NFL players get so butthurt?

  17. You can’t pay every player $20 million. WR’s are a dime a dozen. Robinson is good, but you can find good receivers in the 4th and 5th round every year. I’d just hire a good scouting staff and let someone else go bankrupt.

  18. Trade Allen Robinson back to the Jags for Dede Westbrook straight up … Out WR core is golden but we don’t need Dede anymore … And a trio of Chark,Robinson and Shenault would be deadly not to mention Conley, Cole and Johnson off the bench.
    #JAGSNATIONRISEUP
    #MINSHEWMANIA

  19. Can’t blame the guy for wanting an extension to get done. It’s the last year of his contract. Ask Earl Thomas how that worked out.

  20. It seems that no one understands that there is a salary cap. Robinson deserves another contract but not at the price he thinks. Bears should stand firm.

  21. Bears are financial strapped with the Khalil Mack contract (who had 2 tackles yesterday). They need to free up some cap space.

  22. ” Ngouke and the Vikings just got spanked and embarrassed by the Packers while my Jags took down the Colts in Week 1 … Both of these clowns are getting what they deserve for being malcontents and wanting out of a not so bad situation in Jacksonville !!!”

    I don’t know what’s in the Florida water to make the Jags fans so…fanatical, but there’s 16 weeks in a football season not one. Week 1 is always an anomaly when there’s a regular off-season, covid off-season even more so. Plenty of teams have won Week 1 and finished with a losing season, 2012 Lions (4-12), 2019 Chargers (5-11), 2018 Jets (4-12), 2018 Broncos (6-10) and so on are some of the teams.

  23. This guy is very close to a top 10 WR — its just that his stats have been obscured by injuries and a series of lousy QBs. He’s also a good person and a good teammate. It is ironic that the Bears may be lowballing him based upon comparative production when the reason for that poor comparison is the failure to place him with even an average NFL passing QB. And I find it interesting that first there are still Jags fans out there, and second, that after one 2020 NFL game, this genius Jags fan declares the Jags winners in letting two pro bowl quality players go.

  24. yodaddycrapper says:
    September 15, 2020 at 4:54 pm
    @ Touchback 6

    Ah Buddy
    … You forgot about Bill ” Little Brain ” O’Brien in Houston … That guy takes the Cake buddy !!!

    26 3 Rate This

    ————

    O’Brien isn’t even a GM just an interim GM. His fleecing of the Cards means he is not as bad as you claim.

    Any team paying a wr 20 mil per is a moronic franchise, which Arizona is. Take that draft pick and a rental at RB and run.

    Keim is bottom 5 with Pace, Snead, Jerrah, and Miami’s Chris Grier the latter who spent 237 mil this past fa period alone which guarantees a horrible year for Miami in 2021.

    O’Brien made that one bad deal with Miami, ironically with Grier who found his nut as a blind squirrel.

  25. He signed a deal so play it out. All others players shut up. I cannot go to my boss after i get my 3% raise each year and demand more. It is what it is.

  26. Theres a QB schism going on in Chicago. I didnt hear AR asking for a trade when the team signed Foles. AR spent all summer watching tape on Foles dropping dimes to Alshon and was salivating at the idea of playing w/ Foles.

  27. is it just me or is anyone else tired of reading, “so and so on line 1…” It was cute the first 300 times.

  28. As much as I would love to see Robinson in GB, it just won’t ever happen. With only 9.2 mil in cap space, it would be very hard to absorb his contract (without restructuring someone else’s).
    Plus as much as much as a buffoon Pace is, I don’t think he’d be dumb enough to trade to a division rival.
    We’re going to need that cap space as well if our OL keeps losing players on a weekly basis.

  29. mikeyb says:
    September 15, 2020 at 5:12 pm
    Wow. Imagine him and Davante Adams on the same team! The Packers should offer the Bears a 2nd round pick for him and a WR — like Equanimeous St. Brown, for example.
    ———————————
    How would they pay him? The Packers have no salary cap room and Adams makes over $15 million a year. In fact, if the salary cap is reduced and around $175 million next season, the Packers would need to shed over $20 million. That does not even take into account signing draft picks… so add another $7 million.

  30. I hate that NFL teams can renegotiate with players. Don’t see it in MLB or NHL. You were not forced to sign that contract. But you did ! Live with it.

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