Did Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall just break news on quartebrack Jay Cutler’s contract? There were reports early in the day that Cutler had signed and according to Chicago Tribune’s Brad Briggs the deal was for seven-years.
#Bears signed QB Jay Cutler to a 7-year contract
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) January 2, 2014
While still trying to figure out what the dollar amount was, we got some suggestions.. According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, Cutler’s deal averages $18 million per year for the first three years of the contract. ESPN’s Adam Schefter seemed to back that up and suggested $55.2 million guaranteed.
— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) January 2, 2014
Extension for Lions QB Matthew Stafford came in at $17.6 million per year avg. Bears QB Jay Cutler’s 7-yr deal figures to be slightly north.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 2, 2014
That is a lot of money for someone who wasn’t a lock to get his job back when he returned from injury. Marshall then tweeted out his congratulations to Jay with the line “7 for 126.” Does that mean seven-years for $126 million? Possibly.
— Machine Marshall (@BMarshall) January 2, 2014
[UPDATE:] NFL Network’s Ian Rappoport confirms it.
#Bears QB Jay Cutler’s contract: 7 years, $126 million with $54M guaranteed.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2014