Allen Robinson's contract runs out after the 2020 season, something Bears fans are surely already sweating about. The wide receiver has been one of the lone bright spots on offense over the last few years, not to mention his stellar work within the Chicago community. People have been clamoring for Ryan Pace and co. to extend Robinson for months now, and when asked about said extension by David Kaplan, here's what he had to say:
You know, I definitely understand that this isn't my first time going into a new contract, so things definitely do take time. I understand the business of it. For Bears fans: I love the city of Chicago. From the day that I signed here, I said I wanted to retire a Bear. So everyone knows where I stand on that. At the end of the day, I definitely think that's something that has a possibility of getting done, but at the end of the day, it's a business. There's a lot that goes into it. We'll see.
It's a pretty diplomatic answer from Robinson, although hinting at the 'possibility' of an extension in the near future is certainly music to fans ears. Earlier in the offseason, Pace admitted that the two sides have had conversations about it already, but that was before the coronavirus pandemic threw every sports team for a pretty significant loop. Pace loves his Labor Day Weekend extensions, and many have pointed to that as a logical time for an announced deal. For now, the bigger question surrounding Robinson's extended future in Chicago isn't if it'll happen, but when.