To be fair, the Chicago Bears, under Ryan Pace, do have a fairly extensive history of rewarding their players with extensions. But while the front office was able to nail down deals with Akiem Hicks, Charles Leno Jr., Eddie Goldman, and Cody Whitehair before the final year of each player’s respective contracts, they weren’t able to with Allen Robinson. Hence, yesterday’s kerfuffle.
And even though the Bears’ best and most consistent offensive performer’s contract dispute is center stage, hope that a long-term deal gets done remains on the horizon:
I got a DM from @B_Parker21 who is ARobs agent …. he said “everyone is treating this as a snapshot when it’s a motion picture”. In other words it’s a negotiation and it takes time. Be patient
— Greg Gabriel (@greggabe) September 16, 2020
.@ChicagoBears HC Matt Nagy says that he and Allen Robinson had a really, really good talk. That he wants to be here, the team wants him to be here. Says there is zero concern. Says, “Our players realize the history we have here in re: to taking care of guys.”
— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) September 16, 2020
So in addition to former Bears College Scouting Director Greg Gabriel passing along words that bring a calming perspective to a heated subject, Head Coach Matt Nagy revealed he spoke with Robinson regarding his contract matter. Moreover, Nagy talked about the Bears’ recent history of handing their best players worthwhile extensions. Couple that with Nagy relaying that Robinson wants to remain with the Bears is a good sign. As is the metal feeling that Chicago wants to retain Robinson.
Hey, maybe something can get done here after all!