Report: Allen Robinson extension unlikely before July 15 deadline

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Bears receiver Allen Robinson was mum as recently as last week when asked about contract talks with the team. Maybe it was for good reason.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports Robinson and the Bears have had “no substantive talks” in months. “At this point, it seems unlikely a long-term deal will get done,” Pelissero said.

Robinson is one of seven franchise-tagged players who haven’t signed a long-term deal and have until July 15 to get a multi-year contract done. Otherwise, they will play 2021 on the one-year tender.

Robinson is scheduled to make $17.98 million on the franchise tag and has said he is willing to play this season on it. But he wants to be paid like a top-tier receiver.

Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins is the highest-paid at the position with an annual average of $27.25 million. He is one of eight receivers to average more than $18 million per season.

Robinson’s representation and the team had talks after the 2020 season, but discussions haven’t progressed since, per Pelissero.

Robinson caught passes from Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles in 2020. He figures to catch passes from Andy Dalton and Justin Fields this season.

Robinson, 27, has 200 receptions for 2,397 yards and 13 touchdowns the past two seasons combined.

5 responses to “Report: Allen Robinson extension unlikely before July 15 deadline

  1. I’m very curious what they plan to do about a WR1 after this season. Darnell Mooney has flashed a lot but at 5’11 175 he is hardly WR1 material and behind him there is very little. And they don’t have a 2022 1st round draft pick. So… ??

  2. I would hate to see him go, but my bet is that his price is around $25M and the Bears are at $20M. Will see how he plays this year.

  3. Pay the man.

    He’s the best receiver the team has had in a long freaking time.

  4. I think he’s too expensive right now fir the Bears. Trying to maintain cap space AND pay Mack and other players might be a little too high right now. Down the road, if a no1 receiver comes about and Fields is playing well, then I can see a monster deal but until then we’re gonna have to deal with average receivers.

  5. Golloday got seriously overpaid which doesn’t help when trying to sign Robinson who is a much better receiver.

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