Will Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson Agree to Play on Franchise Tag in 2021?

Published 02/28/2021, 3:46 PM EST
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


Chicago Bears moved quickly in 2018 to bring in Allen Robinson from the Jacksonville Jaguars. After suffering an ACL tear in 2017, Robinson signed a 3-year deal with the Bears worth somwehere north of $48 million.

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Since then, he has gone on to become one of the most important players for the NFC North franchise, from an offensive point of view.

But Robinson enters free agency this year. It still remains unclear if Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy will green-light a move to tie the experienced wideout down with a long-term deal.

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However, if that doesn’t work out, will Robinson be open to playing on a franchise tag in 2021?

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Popular NFL journalist Jeff Darlington featured on a recent segment of ESPN’s KJZ Show. He went on to offer his two cents on the Allen Robinson conundrum that the Bears find themselves in.

He said, “Allen Robinson with the Bears, is the one, to me, that has the most intrigue in terms of the potential for fireworks. Robinson has been the good soldier.

“Last year was very frustrated he didn’t get his contract done, but ultimately had another successful season. If they tag him, I just don’t see him playing under the tag.

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

“I think this gets messy, and GM Ryan Pace has given no sense that he wants to give him the money that seemingly Robinson will deserve on the open market.

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“So that one is the one that has the most potential for, I guess, drama and intrigue. Because I just can’t see Robinson playing under the tag this year,” Darlington said on the show.

With Mitchell Trubisky also on his way out, coach Nagy has some important decisions to make this summer. If Robinson does opt against signing for the Bears, they’ll need to bring in a replacement as well. The clock is ticking fast in Chicago.

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