According to Allen Robinson himself, there has always been open communications between his camp and the Chicago Bears. Apparently, the two sides haven’t discussed the future of their relationship since September. That doesn’t bode well for continuing the partnership here in Chicago. Without extension discussions, why would Robinson want to play in Chicago on the franchise tag? Without losing him for nothing, how do the Bears not use the tag on him at this point? It begs the question of whether or not the Bears will use the franchise tag and trade Allen Robinson.
Earlier today on NFL NOW, Tom Pelissero reported the above lack of communication and believes the franchise tag is where the negotiations are going. Robinson has said previously that everything is on the table, meat included, and whether or not he plays on the franchise tag remains to be seen.
A Huge Loss
The Bears would be foolish to let Robinson walk away from the team. He has been the best offensive player on the Bears for years and losing him would destroy their offensive firepower.
Last season, Robinson caught over 100 passes for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns. He’s clearly the best and most reliable option in the Bears passing game. Losing him would be absolutely detrimental.
The franchise tag window starts on February 23rd and ends on March 9th. In exactly one week from today, we could learn what the Bears true intentions are with the star wide receiver. Could they tag and trade him? Is he even willing to play on the franchise tag? What happens afterwards is entirely up in the air and partially in the hands of Robinson himself.