September 19: The Bears and Robinson’s camp continue to negotiate as the two sides look to reach an agreement on an extension. However, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports that there “is still a significant gap to close.”
Robinson is in the final season of his three-year, $42 million contract and despite rumors of him seeking a trade, he wants to remain in Chicago.
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September 16: Just one day after there were possible talks of Allen Robinson requesting a trade from the Bears, as an angle for a new deal. One-time Pro Bowler, Allen Robinson met with Bears coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace.
Following the meeting, Robinson shared that he expected to finish the season with the Bears.
“We’re in the clear with that. My heart and spirit has never wavered,” Robinson shared.
Meanwhile, Nagy deemed the conversation between Pace and Robinson as constructive and referenced the Bears’ history of rewarding their players financially for their play on the field, according toand
“Our players all realize the history we have here in regards to taking care of guys,” he said. Robinson shared that one of the selling factors for him coming to Chicago was because of Nagy.
“Me and coach Nagy have a great relationship,” he said. “As everybody knows, he’s a big reason as far as me coming to Chicago, just my belief in his spirit and how he brings it each and every day. So we had a very good and spirited conversation. Coach Nagy’s my guy. I’ve enjoyed playing for him. He’s been nothing but a great coach.”
Last week against the Detriot Lions, Robinson caught five passes for 74 yards averaging 14.8 yards per catch.
Last season, Robinson led the Bears with 98 receptions for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns, despite playing on one of the league’s worst offenses. Robinson spent four years in Jacksonville (2014 to 2017), where he made an invitation to the Pro Bowl after catching 80 passes for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015.
Chicago Bears Odds This Season
The Bears are looking to improve off their last season’s 8-8
Playoff Odds: +154
Super Bowl: +4000
(via The Action Network)