Twitter Reacts to Chicago Bears Franchise Tagging Allen Robinson in Free Agency

Published 03/18/2021, 10:30 PM EDT
Dec 6, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) makes a catch against the Detroit Lions during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports


Allen Robinson started his career in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a 2nd-round pick (61st overall). The former Penn State man spent 4 years in Florida before signing a 3-year, $42 million contract with the Chicago Bears in 2018.

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He had 3,151 receiving yards with 17 receiving touchdowns to his name over the last 3 years. He finished the 2020 NFL season with 1,250 receiving yards and 6 receiving touchdowns on 102 receptions.

Nov 16, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) makes a catch against Minnesota Vikings defensive back Kris Boyd (29) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Robinson was holding out for a big-money deal after entering the free agency pool earlier this week. Instead, he has now gone on to sign a franchise tag with his former employers ahead of the upcoming 2021 NFL season.

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Allen Robinson agrees to play on franchise tag for Chicago Bears

As per official reports, Allen Robinson will bag a cool $18 million as part of his franchise tag with the Chicago Bears this season. He will join up with coach Matt Nagy in the preseason as the Bears aim to build on their 2020 display.

The 2015 Pro Bowler is still 27 and has proven on multiple occasions that he is a top-tier wideout in the NFL. Allen’s franchise tag deal comes a day after reports indicated that former Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay was in Chicago ahead of a potential deal.

A dream pairing of Robinson and Golladay might just make the Bears outside contenders for the NFC North crown.

Here are some priceless social media reactions to Robinson’s latest deal

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As some of these hilarious replies indicate, Robinson’s new deal with the Bears has drawn mixed reactions from Bears fans. They know that it would have been hard to upgrade on a wide receiver like A-Rob in the summer of 2021.

However, Allen Robinson deserved to get paid one way or another. Only time will tell if it was a smart decision for him to stick around in Chicago for yet another year.

With Mitchell Trubisky out of the picture, let’s hope Andy Dalton can help Robinson elevate his market value in order to seal a big-money deal in 2022.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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