This season has become a pleasant surprise for Chicago Bears fans. There probably weren’t many people projecting the Bears to be in playoff positioning after five weeks, but Chicago is currently the no. 6 seed in the NFC.
One of the biggest reasons for that success has come due to the play of the Bears’ defense in 2021.
Chicago’s defense ranks in the top 10 of the league in many categories through five games, but the offense on the other hand, does not. But, it’s getting there. Rookie quarterback Justin Fields has taken over the starting job and, with Bill Lazor calling plays, the team has become much more dedicated to the run.
One particular player on offense has not made as much of an impact as he probably thought he would, either. Allen Robinson’s season contribution is no where near where most thought it would be.
Could the Chicago Bears trade Allen Robinson before the 2021 NFL trade deadline?
Robinson is currently second on the team in targets, receptions and receiving yards. He’s caught 17 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown through five weeks. It’s fair to point out that he also dropped a long touchdown pass from Fields, which could have put him very close to Darnell Mooney for the team lead in those categories.
Playing on the franchise tag this year, Robinson is making $18 million. For an offense that is becoming more run-focused and not necessarily targeting Robinson as much as he’d probably like, why not trade him?
We know Robinson will be gone next year, regardless. His relationship with the Bears is severed at this point. If Chicago can trade him away and get something decent in return, then Ryan Pace should make it happen.