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Contract Extension Coming For WR Brandon Marshall?

January 10, 2014 Bears

Jeff Dickerson and Jon Greenberg of ESPN Chicago both agree that a contract extension could be coming for Bears WR Brandon Marshall at some point in the next year.

Marshall, 29, is entering the final year of his current contract and will make $9.1 million for the 2014 season. After just two years with the Bears, Marshall has already become the greatest receiver in Bears history and is deserving a long-term deal. His average season for the Bears breaks down to 109 receptions for 1,400 yards and over 11 touchdowns.

Chicago does have some cap space, despite the fact that they’ve already addressed the contracts of a number of players including QB Jay Cutler, G Matt Slauson and CB Tim Jennings.

Based on the recent contracts handed out to top-tier receivers,  Marshall could be in line for a similar contract to the one signed by Mike Wallace who received a five-year deal worth $60 million that included $27 million guaranteed.

It’s worth noting that Marshall was rated as the No. 1 receiver in the league by a wide margin, according to Pro Football Focus.

 

  • Gary

    Nobody deserves a good contract more than Brandon Marshall. We’d not want to see the core group of Cutler, Marshall and Jeffrey split up. As a group they’ll end up better than the Packer’s Receivers IMO. Next year you can throw Wilson into the mix and look out. The offense will flourish big time in 2014-2015. It will be set for several years. Imagine that! A Great Offense for the Bears! Now with a very good OL giving Jay the time to throw and giving holes for the running backs we are at the start of a fun ride. I’m optimistic about the future of Da’ Bears!

  • James Hennings

    What is over 11 TDs?…………..12??

    • NFL Trade Rumors

      Those figures are based on a two-year average. Marshall caught 11 and 12 TDs in first two seasons, so instead of mentions that he has averaged 11.5 touchdowns for the Bears, I went with “over 11 touchdowns.”

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