It has been 593 days since we first began drumming up interest in the Bears signing Allen Robinson to an extension. But unfortunately, we may have failed.
Despite coming off consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons (and with two days to go before the deadline) sources tell Ian Rapoport that Bears WR Allen Robinson II will play the 2021 season under the Franchise Tag.
As the franchise tag deadline nears, the #Bears and star WR Allen Robinson are not expected to reach a long-term extension, sources say. It appears that Robinson will play on his $17.88M tag for 2021.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 13, 2021
He’ll make nearly $18 million to do so. But getting to this point is a major disappointment.
The Bears and Robinson’s camp haven’t spoken in months, since around the end of the regular season. Before then, the Bears and Robinson hadn’t had serious discussions since September. And while there was optimism an extension could come together, it never came to fruition. There are so many reason to make it happen. And in the end … nothing. Sigh.
This update feels like a non-update, as it has felt like this would be the case for some time. Nevertheless, here we are re-visiting why we’re here in the first place.
But, hey, at least Robinson doesn’t appear to have any qualms about playing under the tag.