Melton will receive a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $8.45 million.
“It just feels good to be thought of so highly,” Melton told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Been a long road and now just want to get a long term deal done and remain a Bear for years to come.”
Melton, 26, has quickly become one of the league’s best interior pass rushers. The Bears have said that they would like to work out a long-term extension, so I’m sure we’ll hear more regarding an extension in the coming weeks.
We have Melton listed as the No. 5 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list .