Bears WR Allen Robinson has removed the team from his social media, and that’s Patriots HC Bill Belichick’s favorite song.
Ahh, it’s been far too long since Patriots fans were able to speculate about a disgruntled soon-to-be free agent in another town, hasn’t it?
Well, now we’ve got all the ingredients to make such lusty rumor-mongering actually possible.
Cap space? Check, in droves. A future tied to a more exciting, up-tempo offense, no matter who’s under center? Yes and yes please. A gaping opening for a down-field threat? You bet.
Word of Allen Robinson’s discontent in Chicago has likely reached New England faster than a N’Keal Harry fumble squirting out of the end zone. And if Robinson’s latest social media behavior really does indicate that he’s done with the Bears, the Patriots have to be all over that.
Bears photos removed from his Instagram. “Bears” removed from his bio. “Detroit vs. Everybody” indeed!
Also, not for nothing, but look at how many followers Robinson just gained the second his location was up for grabs. How many of those people do you think are from Braintree? Woburn?
Robinson will be a free agent at the end of the season even if he plays out the string as a bristling Bear, so the Patriots will not have lost out on their opportunity to make the addition following the trade deadline.
But if Cam Newton continues to prove to be an effective caretaker and a ruthlessly efficient marksman, then he’s going to need an established downfield weapon who can force a little less box-stacking.
Robinson, who excels in the open field and when he’s got a defender draped all over him, is everything the Patriots hope Harry is someday … right now. That’s a move you have to make.
As the Browns Turn, the Odell Beckham Jr. rumors are sure to reach a boiling point in the coming weeks, too, and the Patriots will surely emerge in those discussions as well. But don’t get distracted — Beckham “always wanting to play with Tom Brady” can’t harm us any longer.
Robinson is the real prize, and he’s sitting, waiting, and wishing to be under Bill Belichick’s tutelage. Make the move.