(RADIO.COM Sports) Allen Robinson could be the best wide receiver available in free agency this offseason — if the Bears don't place the franchise tag on him.
But if he does hit free agency, Robinson could have his eyes on one team in particular: the New York Jets. On Tuesday, Robinson liked multiple tweets about him potentially joining the Jets.
The tweets Robinson liked included one about the significant cap space the Jets have to pursue free agents, a fan photoshopping both Robinson and quarterback Deshaun Watson as Jets and a scenario in which the Jets acquire Robinson via a tag-and-trade with the Bears.
Robinson is looking for a long-term deal and wants to be paid. The Jets are set to have significant salary cap space, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Robinson could have them on his radar as he looks for a lucrative contract.
Speaking Tuesday, Bears general manager Ryan Pace sidestepped questions about whether the team will use the franchise tag on Robinson, but he praised him while indicating Chicago wants him to return.
"We love Allen Robinson," Pace said. "He’s a great player for us. We know that. Not just the player but the teammate, the professional that he is. Again, the franchise tag is an option for us. It doesn’t mean we’re necessarily going to use that. But we want to keep our good players, and Allen is a good player for us."
Robinson is coming off a season in which he posted a career-high 102 receptions for 1,250 yards and six touchdowns, but extension talks with the Bears have stalled since September.
The Jets would be an intriguing landing spot for Robinson. They have a new head coach in Robert Saleh, but the team still must figure out its quarterback situation by making a decision on if Sam Darnold is the long-term answer.