Chicago Bears: 3 offseason trades to start thinking about now

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Chicago Bears, Allen Robinson
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Trade No. 1

WR Allen Robinson for multiple picks

Nobody wants to picture a Bears offense without Allen Robinson. But, the writing may be on the wall for the Pro Bowl receiver to want out of Chicago.

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He is in the last year of his contract with the Bears and clearly frustrated with the organization. Whether it’s the quarterback play, play-calling or the front office’s unwillingness to give him a contract extension before the season, Robinson has had plenty to be frustrated over.

A tag-and-trade scenario is a real possibility, here. If the Bears chose to use the franchise tag on Robinson, he could refuse to sign it. However, if the Bears were able to get another team to agree to a deal, then Robinson could sign the tender and be off to a new team.

Trade returns for receivers have differed in recent years. If you look at Brandin Cooks being acquired for a first rounder a couple of years ago, you might think that seems like a solid value for Robinson. But, back in the spring, DeAndre Hopkins was acquired for what amounted to be a second-round pick, among smaller assets.

Then, you have the case of Stefon Diggs, whom the Vikings dealt to Buffalo while netting a first, fourth, fifth and sixth rounder in the span of a couple years. That’s a heck of a return for a receiver similar to Robinson.

If the Bears could somehow manage to land a first-round pick plus more, dealing Robinson may be worth it. He’s an unbelievable talent, but if his heart isn’t in it here, the Bears may want to do what they can to make both sides happy.