Earlier this 7 days, there was a flurry of activity on Allen Robinson’s social media. He took down all references to the Chicago Bears, a demonstrate of disappointment with the deficiency of action about his sought after agreement extension. He required to be paid.
And teams observed.
Sources say that Chicago commenced getting phone calls with possible trade desire for Robinson, which frequently transpires any time there are rumors of discontent. And the Bears not only brushed off individuals phone calls, but explained to teams they have been not investing their star receiver, resources say.
As an alternative, the drama on Tuesday led to a renewed exertion to get an extension finished for Robinson. Chicago increased the offer they experienced on the table, and the two sides wound up exchanging provides. Talks resumed, and the #ExtendAR movement picked up steam.
Though nothing is imminent, there is now hope an extension will get performed at some level. In actuality, late last evening, the Bears checked off yet another big merchandise on the to-do listing, locking in operating back again and star particular teamer Tarik Cohen on a 3-12 months deal.
Their only other pressing deal item is Robinson, who signed a a few-12 months, $42M deal in 2018 and has considering that out-performed it. Since the two sides commenced conversing, DeAndre Hopkins, Keenan Allen, Amari Cooper and Cooper Kupp are receivers who have all obtained extensions. Possibly the Los Angeles Chargers’ deal for Allen (four several years, $80.one million) offers the most contested benchmark.
Allen experienced 1,147 yards and seven TDs very last time, and experienced 74 receiving yards in a get final week. Though the concentrate will be on the industry right now in their battle in opposition to the New York Giants, it can be now obvious the hope for equally sides is producing positive Robinson stays in Chicago.
“My coronary heart and spirit has never ever wavered about the town of Chicago and enjoying for this group, Robinson explained this 7 days.