LM: #Bears WR Brandon Marshall has agreed to a 3-year contract extension through 2017 season.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) May 19, 2014
As surprising as this sounds, Brandon Marshall signed a new three-year contract extension worth $30 million while appearing on The View. Marshall has already confirmed the deal via his Twitter account.
Marshall’s new extension will be added to his current contract, which means the agreement will be worth $40 million over the course of four years.
- Michael C. Wright reports that Marshall will receive $23 million guarantee in his new extension.
He has maintained for a while now that he would like to retire as a member of the Bears, and given just how important he has been to their offense, it makes plenty of sense to get a deal in place now so that there isn’t any discussion heading into the 2014 season.
Marshall, 30, was entering the final year of his five-year, $47.3 million contract that included $24 million guaranteed. He would have made $9.1 million for the 2014 season before reaching an agreement with Chicago.
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.