Back in April of this year, 2015 Pro-Bowl WR Allen Robinson said that he wasn't "too focused" on playing under a franchise tag after the Chicago Bears tagged him in March. While being franchise tagged didn't stop the wideout from attending Chicago's minicamps, the Bears and Robinson have yet to work out a contract extension.
Unfortunately, the two sides are running out of time to get a deal done ahead of the July 15 deadline. However, according to the NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Robinson and the Bears haven't had any meaningful talks in months and it's looking unlikely that they'll agree on anything before the deadline.
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If Robinson and the Bears can't reach an extension, the veteran wideout will make nearly $18 million in 2021. While he's said that it wouldn't be a distraction in the past, you have to imagine that a player of his caliber would like long-term security.
Robinson was, once again, Chicago's top receiver in 2020. He suited up in all 16 games last season, finishing with 102 targets for 1,250 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. If the Bears choose not to pay Robinson what he's looking for, you can bet that a lot of teams would line up at his door with some tempting offers.
Nevertheless, Robinson is still a Bear for now and will do what he can to help the team succeed next season. The Bears currently have +4800 odds to win Super Bowl 56, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. That ranks 21st-best across the NFL.
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