Report: Bears’ tag-and-trade of Allen Robinson possible

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Bears receiver Allen Robinson said last week that “everything” was on the table regarding his future. It’s unclear whether “everything” in his mind included the Bears’ using the franchise tag on him and then trying to trade him.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports Robinson’s representation has not talked to the team about a long-term deal since September. Robinson is scheduled to hit free agency next month.

“That would certainly seem to bring the [franchise] tag into play,” Pelissero said. “Whether it is the Bears to try to do an extension, whether it is setting up Robinson to play on the tag, or maybe even a tag-and-trade scenario.”

Robinson had 102 catches for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns this season, and he made 255 catches for 3,151 yards and 17 touchdowns over three seasons in Chicago.

The franchise tag window opens next Tuesday and runs through March 9.

12 responses to “Report: Bears’ tag-and-trade of Allen Robinson possible

  1. Bears have so many holes to fill tagging and trading Robinson wouldn’t be a bad idea at all.

    Worse case scenario he plays for the Bears who have no OL to protect an unknown QB they may or may not trade for or trade up for.

    Or, just tag and trade him from whatever you can get. At least they would get something in return. Even a mid-round pick is better than nothing.

  2. Continued Halas Hall confusion. Who would ever have thunk it? But the spirit of unity and cohesion is still in full blossom.

  3. Leave it to the Bears to screw up the best receiver they have ever had.

    I would hate to see Robinson leave.

  4. The Patriots badly need wide receivers. The problem is that they want to do everything on the cheap, so that means that Robinson probably won’t be coming here. It’s time for them to stop shopping in the bargain basement. Robinson would be a great addition.

  5. They will continue to lose players because they can’t afford them because they are over paying Mack who has zero sacks and has been a non factor in the playoffs

  6. iwaswhitecastleisafoodgroup says:
    February 16, 2021 at 2:42 pm
    Bears have so many holes to fill tagging and trading Robinson wouldn’t be a bad idea at all.

    Worse case scenario he plays for the Bears who have no OL to protect an unknown QB they may or may not trade for or trade up for.

    Or, just tag and trade him from whatever you can get. At least they would get something in return. Even a mid-round pick is better than nothing.
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    Better chance of yielding a compensatory pick that would be higher than "your mid-round pick" trade return.

  7. they are already over the cap — who will they sacrifice to keep a WR that has no viable QB to throw him the ball? Will they dump some of their stand-out defenders like Hicks? They tag him, they will just weaken the only real good part of that team — the defense.

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