Report: Allen Robinson frustrated over state of contract talks

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Bears General Manager Ryan Pace said last week he wouldn’t put a deadline on contract talks with Allen Robinson‘s representation. Robinson wants an extension to happen sooner than later, though.

Robinson has removed references to the team from his social media, a “reflection of his frustration over the state of talks on a new contract,” Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.

Robinson, 27, has not asked for a trade, Pelissero adds.

Robinson is entering the final year of a three-year deal with a base salary of $10.9 million.

The Bears have a history of locking up their core players, but Kyle Long, Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman and Cody Whitehair all signed extensions before the season opener of the final seasons of their contracts.

The receiver market has exploded this offseason with DeAndre Hopkins, Keenan Allen and Amari Cooper all getting megadeals. That could prove a stumbling block for Robinson and the Bears if they don’t agree on “fair market value.”

Robinson’s teammates are campaigning for the Bears to sign Robinson long term, using the hashtag #ExtendAR.

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.

10 responses to “Report: Allen Robinson frustrated over state of contract talks

  1. The Bears finally get a true #1 receiver who isn’t a diva and now they won’t pay him.

    Not surprised one bit.

  2. When you are in cap hell and have all your money tied to defense and tossed all those picks, while leaving your top 5 draft pick with a bare cupboard on offense, this is what happens.

    They can’t trade him and they can’t pay him with a dropping cap.

    Pace is a top 5 worst GM in the league with Snead, Keim, Jerry Jones, etc.

    Just awful. It’s like he tried to do a bad job.

  3. Robinson is probably the most underrated WR in the NFL. Dude just makes plays regardless of what scrub is throwing the ball in his general direction…the numbers he consistently puts up are incredible considering he’s played with Henne, Bortles, Trubisky and Chase Daniel. Dude deserves a raise just for the degree of difficulty he faces when most of the passes coming his way require him to make acrobatic catches even when he’s open by a few yards. Trubisky would look even worse if he didn’t have AR out there contorting and snaring errant passes all day…

  4. the bears need to do everything in their power to hang on to robinson. they absolutely can’t afford to lose him AND they absolutely can not let ryan pace sign the next QB. he’s proven to be a garbage evaluator, from signing mike glennon for $18M while bidding against themselves for his services, to trading up to take trubisky with mahomes and watson on the board, if the bears need to choose between allen robinson and ryan pace, the answer is obvious.

  5. Too bad, he willingly signed a contract.
    If he doesn’t have a good year, then it’s hard for a 28 year old to get a big contract.
    Play out the year and leave.

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