Chicago Bears: Potential cap casualties in 2020 offseason

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Chicago Bears, Allen Robinson
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7. Allen Robinson

This is one name that is going to raise some eyebrows and have some eyes rolling. Why would the Bears even think about moving on from Allen Robinson, their most prized free agent signing of the 2018 offseason?

There are actually two big reasons the Bears could. First, Robinson would save the Bears $13 million dollars in cap space. In other words, that’s nearly half the money the Bears need to free up in 2020.

A second reason that the Bears could move on from Robinson is due to the presence of players like Anthony Miller, Emanuel Hall, and Riley Ridley. Miller led the team with seven receiving touchdowns in 2018, proving that he’s got a bright future in the NFL. Ridley and Hall, on the other hand, have tons of potential and could be regular parts of the Bers offense in 2020.

So what should the Bears do with Robinson next offseason? Remember that in 2018, he was fresh off a torn ACL and was easing his way back into the NFL. Now that he’s had a full season to play and get back into the NFL grind, he’s likely doing to end up making a case to stay until his contract is up in 2021.

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Overall, if Robinson doesn’t’ return to his Pro Bowl form or if the Bears desperately need to free up some money without sacrificing some depth, then it would make sense to move on from Robinson. However, having a wide receiver of Robinson’s caliber and skillset until 2021 would make the Bears offense more dangerous.