Robinson is among a few notable wide receivers who are set to be free agents in the coming days. However, much like Robinson, there’s a good chance that many of them receive the franchise tag.
That remains the case for Robinson who starred again in 2020 on the final year of his contract with the Chicago Bears. But that hasn’t stopped him from flirting with potential free-agent suitors on social media.
And among those teams, the Jets have remained near the top.
Allen Robinson continued to flirt with the NY Jets on Tuesday night
Robinson spent his Tuesday night “liking” numerous posts related to the Jets on Twitter. The first, and perhaps most notable, was a tweet from ESPN’s Field Yates that insisted the Jets “have the resources” to acquire any free agent they want to this offseason.
The Pro Bowl wide receiver then went on to like numerous other tweets related to the Jets. One discussed the possibility of pairing Robinson with Deshaun Watson in New York. Two others discussed possibly sending Sam Darnold to Chicago in a tag-and-trade for Robinson.
It should be noted that all of the tweets he liked on Tuesday night pertained to the Jets in one way or another. Take that as you will, but it’s clear that Robinson is doing some heavy flirting with Gang Green on social media.
More so than any other team.
Does that mean the Jets will target him or even have the chance to land him in free agency? Not necessarily.
There remains a very good chance that the Bears opt to tag Robinson, much to the chagrin of their star receiver. From there, the Jets could attempt to trade for the likely disgruntled Pro Bowler, but that would require giving up assets and potentially forking over money for a long-term extension.
It’s unclear if that’s something the Jets would be willing to do.
By all accounts, it seems as though the Jets are more likely to target players like JuJu Smith-Schuster, Will Fuller, and even Curtis Samuel in free agency. Robinson might want the Jets — but the interest might not be mutual.
At least, not at the required price point.
Regardless, Robinson has made his intentions clear. He wants his long-term security, and the Jets might be near the top of his list of preferred landing spots.