While nothing is set in stone right now, we can all but guarantee that Allen Robinson is entering his final season with the Chicago Bears.
Robinson, playing on the franchise tag in 2021, saw the July 15 deadline pass without an extension from Chicago. The last 10 months have spoken volumes about the frustration Robinson has with the Bears and not engaging in the type of negotiations he would prefer.
Now, the Bears’ only realistic option is to give Robinson the franchise tag again in 2022, which would bump his salary up over $21 million. That seems extremely unlikely, therefore Bears fans better get used to the thought of Robinson playing in another uniform in 2022.
The question is, where will he play?
There are some potential landing spots that would make Chicago Bears fans sick to their stomach.
Next year, the salary cap will be more than it has been in the past two seasons. With the cap going down due to the craziness going on in the world over the last year, many players have signed one-year deals in hopes that next year they’ll get paid in a big way.
That’s what Robinson is hoping, and there will be plenty of teams who will be calling — some of them being less deal for Bears fans.
The realistic spots like the Miami Dolphins or Indianapolis Colts make a lot of sense, and neither would be too disappointing to see Robinson end up with. But, there are some landing spots that would irk Bears fans to no end. It would be difficult to see him end up on one of these five teams, but it is more than plausible to imagine happening.