Allen Robinson Interested In Bears Re-Up

One of two free agent wide receivers who signed big-ticket deals in 2018, Allen Robinson has delivered this season after a quieter Bears debut. The sixth-year wideout is closing in on the second 1,000-yard season of his career and is on the way to doubling his 2018 touchdown output.

Robinson’s three-year, $42MM contract expires after the 2020 season, but the former Jaguars target would like a Bears extension.

Yeah, definitely,” Robinson said of his interest in a potential re-up, via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times. “There’s a lot that goes into it . . . but as far as how comfortable I am here and how much I like it here, I definitely would foresee spending many more years here.”

Since Robinson and Sammy Watkins ($16MM AAV) signed their deals in March 2018, the wide receiver market has climbed north of $20MM per year. Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, Tyreek Hill, Odell Beckham Jr., Brandin Cooks, Adam Thielen, Jarvis Landry and Stefon Diggs subsequently signed more lucrative deals than Robinson’s. While the Bears wideout does not have a strong case at a deal in the Jones or Thomas ballpark, the Bears’ passing attack centers around its No. 1 wide receiver. That would make a raise a certainty, with Robinson yet to turn 27.

I would love to be the Bears’ all-time leading receiver,” Robinson said. “With the longevity of the organization and players who have come before here, goals like that are big. … I’ve really enjoyed my two years. We’ve won a lot of games. From an organization standpoint, it’s a top-flight organization and coaching staff.

Chicago is projected to hold barely $12MM in 2020 cap space and counts Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Danny Trevathan among its free agents-to-be. Robinson, who has accumulated 898 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 76 catches, is due a $10.9MM base salary next season.

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