Posted: 3/19/2021 12:44 am UTC
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson officially accepted his franchise tag Thursday, March 18, and is set to make $18 million as a result, according to a source.
Huddle Up: A trade away from Chicago still cannot be completely ruled out, but it is possible Robinson took note of the slow market at his position in free agency and decided to make the best of his current situation. The addition of Andy Dalton should provide him with the best quarterback play he's had in his career, even if he's only a slight improvement over Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles. Robinson is no stranger to mediocre quarterback play and has been able to overcome it, so he's a safe bet for WR1 production again in 2021.
Posted: 3/09/2021 7:44 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson was given the franchise tag Tuesday, March 9, a source said.
Huddle Up: There's not too much surprise here, although the Bears will have to find ways to get creative with their salary cap to fill other needs. For now, Robinson should remain a fringe WR1 with more worth in PPR. Chicago still, of course, must determine how it will address the quarterback position. QB Nick Foles is currently under contract for 2021.
Posted: 3/04/2021 5:50 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson has totaled 131 receptions resulting in first downs since the start of the 2019 season, third most in the league according to Pro Football Focus data.
Huddle Up: Robinson's 12.4 yards-per-catch average in Chicago (three seasons) has dipped from his 14.1 average from his four seasons in Jacksonville, but he's caught 53 more passes in one fewer season with the Bears. The bottom line is that Robinson possesses one of the league's strongest all-around WR skill-sets and is a legit fantasy WR1 if he can finally get better QB play.
Posted: 3/03/2021 12:16 am UTC
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson is a candidate to receive the franchise tag for the 2021 season, according to general manager Ryan Pace Tuesday, March 2. 'No firm decision on that yet, but we know we have it at our disposal. ... We want to keep our good players and Allen is a good player for us,' Pace said.
Huddle Up: Robinson was the team leader in targets, receptions and receiving yards in 2020, and his six touchdowns ranked second among pass-catchers. WR Darnell Mooney would be the next-best in-house option if the Bears do part with Robinson. Robinson is a top WR2 regardless of where he plays in 2021, but his volume in Chicago has provided a very steady floor of fantasy production.
Posted: 3/02/2021 3:10 pm UTC
Free-agent WRs Allen Robinson (Bears) and Kenny Golladay (Lions) are unlikely to be on the Baltimore Ravens' radar. However, they could sign one or two of the second-tier receivers.
Posted: 2/18/2021 7:32 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR and pending unrestricted free agent Allen Robinson said on a recent SiriusXM NFL Radio interview that there's an open line of communication with the team, but acknowledged the two sides haven't spoken in 'some time.' Robinson, though, said he's preparing for various scenarios. 'At this point, I'd pretty much be open to everything on the table,' Robinson said on SiriusXM on Feb. 11. 'I'm not 100 percent sure what will happen in the next coming weeks as far as being a free agent and things like that, but as everything stands today, I definitely will open to everything on the table.'
Huddle Up: Robinson snared a career-high 102 receptions in 2020 but averaged only 12.3 yards per catch and had six TDs to finish as fantasy's ninth-best wideout with 262.9 total fantasy points. At 27, he's still in his prime, and he could be a locked-in WR1 if he pairs with a better QB.
Posted: 2/16/2021 7:48 pm UTC
Impending free-agent WR Allen Robinson appears to be a candidate to receive the franchise tag from the Chicago Bears and get traded after that, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media. The franchise tag window opens Feb. 23 and runs through March 9, and it has been reported that Robinson and the Bears have not talked about a long-term deal since September.
'That would certainly seem to bring the (franchise) tag into play. Whether it is the Bears to try to do an extension, whether it is setting up Robinson to play on the tag, or maybe even a tag-and-trade scenario,' Pelissero said.
Huddle Up: It seems reasonable to assume Robinson won't be signing a long-term deal with the Bears regardless of what happens, although he has previously said "everything was on the table" regarding his impending free agency. Considering what he's had to work with at quarterback in Chicago (and throughout his pro career, for that matter), Robinson will almost certainly be a fantasy WR1 wherever he lands.
Posted: 2/15/2021 6:40 am UTC
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson has recorded zero drops on 51 red zone targets over the last three seasons, according to Pro Football Focus.
Posted: 2/14/2021 9:47 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson is scheduled to be a free agent this offseason, but the Bears plan to place the franchise tag on him, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Robinson has been one of the better receivers in the NFL over the last few seasons and should be a weekly fantasy option in all leagues no matter where he plays in 2021.
Posted: 2/14/2021 6:07 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson has recorded zero drops in 51 red zone targets over the last three seasons.
Huddle Up: Robinson has posted at least 1,100 yards in each of the last two seasons and has 13 touchdowns in those two seasons. He will receive a lot of interest if he hits the free-agent market and will be a starter no matter where he signs. He should be an early-round pick in fantasy leagues and will be a weekly starting option.