Allen Robinson 'unhappy' about contract negotiations as trade rumors abound
|Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 7:32 PM- -|
CHICAGO — Trade rumors surrounding Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson populated throughout the NFL news junkets on Tuesday, as the Pro Bowl wideout is reportedly "unhappy" about his contract. Now in his seventh professional season, Robinson, who joined the Bears in 2018, is in the final year of his contract and apparently not pleased with the extension talks he has been having with the Bears' front office.
Robinson removed all Bears references from his social media accounts on Tuesday, leading to speculation that he wanted to be traded. Robinson's agent, Brandon Parker, released a statement to the media, claiming that no trade demands have been made. Parker did admit, however, that Robinson is unhappy that the Bears are unwilling to pay him "market value" for a wide receiver of his caliber. The star pass catcher weighed in on Twitter, implying that the trade rumors are unfounded.
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.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 15, 2020
Lol it be a lot of ?? out here I swear— Allen Robinson II (@AllenRobinson) September 15, 2020
Robinson is in the final year of a three-year, $42 million contract that he signed with the Bears after playing with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2014-17. While the timing of the contract drama is a bit strange, as contract extensions of high-profile NFL players are typically negotiated in the offseason, it at least indicates that Robinson has an interest in remaining a Bear for the long run.
#Bears WR Allen Robinson has removed references to the team from his social media -- a reflection of his frustration over the state of talks on a new contract, sources say. No trade request as of now, and Chicago has a history of getting extensions done. Stay tuned. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/JKbhKEqYoX— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 15, 2020