Has he asked for a trade? Has Allen Robinson actually gone to the Chicago Bears brass and asked about a trade? That’s the question many are wondering right now.
Tuesday morning, a lot of information came out at once. First, Robinson appeared to have deleted all Bears content from his Instagram — a fairly strong message in today’s society.
Then, Chicago Tribune beat writer Brad Biggs reported that Robinson had asked the Bears about a trade, according to a league source. The verbiage was specific, though. Some outlets ran with this information as if Robinson had demanded a trade.
The report simply stated that he had asked about a trade. But, what did that mean?
For a while, most assumed that had meant Robinson had asked the front office if they would consider trading him — not necessarily a trade demand. Let’s be real. Robinson loves the locker room. He loves Chicago. He loves the fans. He’s been very vocal about that.
Would he really demand a trade? Not necessarily.
Brandon Parker, agent for Bears’ WR Allen Robinson, said he and his client have not requested a trade. However Robinson, who is in the last year of his contract, is unhappy that Chicago has been unwilling to pay him market value for wide receivers.
Now, later in the day, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Robinson’s agent, Brandon Parker, had clarified the swirling rumors. According to Parker, he and his client (Robinson) have not asked for a trade. However, they are unhappy with the Bears for being unwilling to pay Robinson market value.
Robinson is in the last year of his current contract with the Bears and has seen plenty of his peers get paid over the past few weeks, and even months. It is not mildly upsetting to see Robinson this displeased. As a fan, it’s actually infuriating — but that rage is directed at none other than general manager Ryan Pace.
Robinson deserves to get paid. But, if the Bears truly do not want to pay him what he’s worth, then Pace will be forced to pull the trigger on a trade. That’s the last thing the Bears want to see right now, but if it comes down to it, the following five teams make the most sense.
To clarify, the following organizations would most likely have to give up either a first rounder, or a combination of a first or second rounder combined with a mid-round pick.