Bears WR Brandon Marshall recently mentioned that he’s not concerned about the fact that he’s entering the final year of his contract.
“I have another year left on my contract. If it happens, it happens, if it doesn’t, I’m glad to be a Bear for another year and I’m going to force them to sign me after next year,” Marshall said Thursday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show,” via ESPN Chicago. “One way or another, they’re going to get the deal done.
“But if it comes down to next year, I’ll be picketing outside of Halas Hall for a new deal, a new contract, because I’m not going anyplace.”
- Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago previously mentioned that the Bears could address Marshall’s contract situation at some point this year, but he isn’t sure if anything will get done before the start of the 2014 season.
Marshall, 29, signed a five-year, $47.3 million contract that included $24 million guaranteed with Chicago back in 2010. He’ll make $9.1 million for the 2014 season.
Last year, Marshall appeared in all 16 games for the Bears and caught 100 passes for 1,295 and 12 touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 1 receiver in the league last year.