Allen Robinson and the Bears did not agree to a contract extension before the start of the 2020 season, much to the chagrin of nearly every Bears fan, who wants to see the team’s most productive offensive player stick around for a while.
But the good news is that there is no deadline to make a deal (well, aside from his impending free agency at the end of this season). So with that being the case, I can appreciate Cordarrelle Patterson putting in effort to bring the two sides together:
Extend extend extend @ChicagoBears
— cordarrelle patterson (@ceeflashpee84) September 14, 2020
"S—, I want everybody to get extended."
— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) September 11, 2020
Three days after using time during his media availability to openly lobby for a Robinson extension, it’s Patterson *TAGGING THE TEAM’S OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT* to push for a deal.
Not only is that the sign of a good teammate, I’d argue it is representative of a future general manager. Clearly, Patterson – who has seemingly embraced the role of lead Twitter recruiter – sees Robinson’s talents as so important to the Bears that they need to sign him to an extension. Like, now. And he’s doing it while he could probably make a case for an extension of his own. Selflessness is a trait I wish more people had.
Let’s be real. Who doesn’t want an Allen Robinson extension to come down right now? Check out the work he put in yesterday:
ALLEN ROBINSON IS A FREAK!!! pic.twitter.com/LO22N4CZyX
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 13, 2020
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) September 14, 2020
Even when he isn’t making catches, Robinson’s route-running is so pure that it opens up opportunities for others:
The Lions’ secondary is going to have nightmares thanks in part to the Detroit native’s excellence. Ironic, ain’t it?
Robinson finished with five catches and 74 receiving yards. He was held out of the end zone, but his time will come come should Trubisky build on his fourth quarter performance in Week 1. But until then, the Bears’ front office should take Patterson’s hints and extend Robinson sooner than later. I don’t imagine that price tag is going to come down.