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.
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.