After Kenny Golladay visit, Allen Robinson quickly reconsiders his stance

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Bears receiver Allen Robinson knows that the winds have changed. And he’s preparing to react accordingly.

Per a league source, Robinson suddenly has adjusted his position regarding the franchise tag that has been applied to him. With news emerging today the Bears brought receiver Kenny Golladay in for a visit on Wednesday, Robinson is pivoting from not wanting to sign to seriously considering it.

Coupled with the current market at the receiver position (and generally), Robinson may be realizing that his best play is to take $17.9 million this year and hit the market next year.

He may want to do it before the Bears realize that, dollar for dollar, the $17.9 million earmarked for Robinson could be better spent elsewhere.

20 responses to “After Kenny Golladay visit, Allen Robinson quickly reconsiders his stance

  1. Golladay turned down 18 million per. Don’t make that same mistake, even if it means you have to play in Chicago another year.

  2. It’s still early but it’s beginning to look like Kenny Golliday played himself, as top tier free agents are usually gobbled up on the first day.

  3. Surprised the bears hadnt rescinded already. Even if you pay Golladay 16 million a year his cap hit this year would be nowhere near that but Robinson would be 17.9. In a year when teams had to scramble to clear cap space even 6 million difference seems more important.

  4. Yea Allen needs to take that cash and run because no other team in their right mind is paying him anywhere close to that…

  5. I love A-Rob (and want him to stay in chicago) but he should sign that deal. It’s definitely more than fair with the lower cap this year

  6. It’s nice to have great receivers on a team…….as long as there is a quarterback that actually knows how to get the ball to them.

  7. At 18 mill …Robinson sits at 7th in the league for average per year salary for wide receivers…so he would be really smart to sign that tag…cuz i cant imagine any sane person being able to make a legit argument for him being top 15 in the league.

  8. I would have been waiting in the team facilities parking lot the minute the Bea GM tagged me for the 2021 season. First, Robinson has never made that kind of money in his NFL career. Besides the fact, that it hasn’t worked out well when the tagged player doesn’t sign…

  9. fourthandforever says:
    March 18, 2021 at 8:50 pm
    At 18 mill …Robinson sits at 7th in the league for average per year salary for wide receivers…so he would be really smart to sign that tag…cuz i cant imagine any sane person being able to make a legit argument for him being top 15 in the league
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    Okay, make a sane argument for 15 WRs that are better than Robinson

    Signed: a fan of a rival NFCN team

  10. Robinson needs to be smart about this. Do you want to live in a pathetic city like Chicago, with a bad football team, and a subpar QB? Or do you want to test the market and see if an up and coming team like the Giants could send you an offer. With Saquon Barkley in the backfield and Danny Dimes throwing you the rock. Robinson should demand to be allowed to test the market.

  11. Neither guy is worth more than 12 annually, they aren’t top 5 and might not be top 10. There are plenty of receivers I’d rather have at their current contract than either of these guys at 17+ mil. Heck I’ll take the ghost of Fitz over them both, and that’s no joke. Better character, cheaper, good locker room guy, and great hands.

  12. fourthandforever says:
    March 18, 2021 at 8:50 pm
    At 18 mill …Robinson sits at 7th in the league for average per year salary for wide receivers…so he would be really smart to sign that tag…cuz i cant imagine any sane person being able to make a legit argument for him being top 15 in the league.
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    Which is right about where he should be. 7th in receptions in 2019, 14th in yards. In 2020, he was 9th in yards, and 6th in receptions- while catching balls from Mitch Trubisky, Nick Foles, and Chase Daniel, risking himself and coming down with some pretty poorly thrown balls in the process.

    The guys ahead of him in receptions and yards in 2020 were catching balls from Pat Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, Kyler Murray, Russell Wilson, Matt Ryan, Kirk Cousins, and Derek Carr. Any one of those QB’s is an upgrade over Trubisky/Foles/Daniel.

    It’s pretty fair to say he’s in the Top 15 receivers in the NFL.

  13. Take the $18M this year and hit free agency next year when the cap goes back up.

  14. radar8 says:
    March 18, 2021 at 8:32 pm
    It’s nice to have great receivers on a team…….as long as there is a quarterback that actually knows how to get the ball to them.
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    The Red Rifle will mind-meld with Matt Nagy and together they will create the greatest offensive juggernaut the world has ever seen! They will be unstoppable. It will be as if the football gods mixed Otto Graham, Johnny U, Dan Marino, TB12 and Snake Plissken into one SUPER QB. Da Bears could conceivably win every game by 21 points or more. FOOTBALL NIRVANA!

  15. Golladay turned down 18 mil per year? This could be similar to Yannick Ngakoue turning down allegedly 19 19 19 from the Jags (and going back into FA after this year) and instead making roughly 4 12 13 for the same period. Hopefully, they both stay injury-free.

  16. BadCheeseheadTroll says:
    March 18, 2021 at 10:00 pm
    fourthandforever says:
    March 18, 2021 at 8:50 pm
    At 18 mill …Robinson sits at 7th in the league for average per year salary for wide receivers…so he would be really smart to sign that tag…cuz i cant imagine any sane person being able to make a legit argument for him being top 15 in the league
    ____________________________

    Okay, make a sane argument for 15 WRs that are Adamsbetter than Robinson

    Signed: a fan of a rival NFCN team

    Ok here we go…D. Adams, Diggs, Ridley, Julio, Hopkins, Tyreek, Metcalf, Evans, Thomas, OBJ, Amari Cooper, Godwin, Theilen, AB, AJ Brown…i can go deeper. I get the QB issue..but when you consider that the guy has also been the only real wr option on his team….its a wash. He is a good WR…but hes not making any Def Coordinator lose any sleep either.

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