Allen Robinson: Bears return could work, but they haven’t given “viable option”

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The window for teams to use the franchise tag opens next week and closes on March 9, so Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson could get some idea of where things stand with the Bears in the near future.

Robinson’s three-year deal with the team is up and he said recently that “everything is on the table” as far as where he’ll go in the future. A tag from the Bears is one of those options, although Robinson made it clear to Tyler Dunne of Go Long¬†that he’d prefer the team take a different path to extending his stay in Chicago.

As of now, though, the team hasn’t provided the wideout with such a path.

“My personal opinion, if something could possibly work? Yes,” Robinson said. “I’m not opposed to being back in Chicago by any means. I’ve even expressed that over the last couple of years — wanting to be the all-time leading receiver in Chicago which, I believe, I’m under 2,000 yards away from that. With all that being said, unfortunately we’ve come to what seems to be a fork in the road. But not even a fork. We haven’t even been given a viable option to be able to do those things that we want to do without sacrificing a ridiculous amount pretty much for the rest of my career.”

A report this week suggested the Bears could tag Robinson with designs on trading him. Robinson said that pushing for a trade if he does get tagged is “definitely an option,” so that fork in the road appears to be one with more prongs than usual.

7 responses to “Allen Robinson: Bears return could work, but they haven’t given “viable option”

  1. Robinson is steady as a possession receiver, but he’s slow and loses 50/50 balls far too often. He’ll never be the #1 receiver on a team that goes deep into the playoffs, which suggests the Bears will sign him to a 5-year big money extension.

  2. They’re going to tag him. With desperate needs at OT and QB they can’t spend their 1st round pick there.

  3. the Bears need to get on with handling the Trubisky matter 1st. Is he going to be given one more shot or not?

  4. Is it just me or does it seem like Chicago is lost and doesn’t know what direction it wants to take on several key positions.

  5. If they really intend tag him, it will be interesting to see how they manipulate the cap to do so.

  6. I really think my Bears need to keep him. Look at the WR group without him – only one good other WR, our rookie. A-Rob is excellent and deserves it. If he had better QB play, his numbers would look even better, and they’re already very good on a terrible offense. Replacing a No. 1 WR is going to be impossible with all the other needs the Bears have. Even if he’s not a true top-5 WR, he’s very close to that.

  7. based on his comments it appears he has his sights on personal stats vs winning the SB. Not hating on the guy, I enjoy watching him play – simply commenting on what he said.

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