The Chicago Bears offseason could see star wide receiver Allen Robinson leaving for greener pastures.
Change is coming to the Chicago Bears. What kind of change? That’s too soon to tell.
The Bears made the postseason for the second time in three years under the Matt Nagy regime, but without a win. The question now turns to the future of Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky following a 21-9 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
The real focus should be on Allen Robinson, one of the more underrated receivers in the NFL. After three years of fantastic play, he’ll be set for free agency and a new contract. As the Bears’ top target, he should be a priority when it comes time for negations.
When asked about returning to Soldier Field for next season, Robinson gave the opposite of an easy feeling. Instead, it seems more likely that he’ll be donning a new uniform for 2021.
Bears WR Allen Robinson (free agent) said repeatedly this morning that everything is on the table in terms of his future but added in regards to the Bears, "I personally feel like we had an opportunity to be able to get something done over the past 365 days."
— Jeff Dickerson (@DickersonESPN) January 11, 2021
The Bears wasted their shot with a top receiver
When looking back at Robinson’s history, there might not be a receiver in more quarterback controversy than him. From his days at Penn State, the Pro Bowl target’s best passers have been Christian Hackenberg, Blake Bortles, Nick Foles and Trubisky.
This past season, Robinson finished with 102 catches for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns. Those numbers might have been higher on a different team or with a different quarterback.
Everything will likely fall on what moves are made this offseason by the Chicago front office. Nagy more that did his part to warrant a firing this offseason and Trusbisky isn’t the long-term answer. Should both be cut, would that be enough to keep Robinson?
Bears WR Allen Robinson is now scheduled to head into free agency at the age of 27. Over his past two seasons, he has 200 catches for 2,397 yards and 13 TD.
He has a nasty skillset of route running, contest catch making and red zone prowess seen in these plays below. pic.twitter.com/NtLJZ6cz6S
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 11, 2021
The Bears’ offense has the potential to be great for the foreseeable future should the 27-year-old return. Darnell Mooney has proven to be an excellent vertical threat and a nice pair with Robinson. David Montgomery tallied his first 1,000-yard season and Tarik Cohen is a pinball weapon out of the backfield.
Chicago has multiple decisions to make, but losing Robinson should be non-negotiable. Whoever remains the GM next season must be willing to pay him top dollar before another team comes close.