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NFL Rumors: Brandon Marshall’s not an issue for Chicago Bears

Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) prior to the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Now 30-years-old, some have suggested Brandon Marshall’s contract could become an issue for the Chicago Bears moving forward. But Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune doesn’t feel that way, suggesting that it’s not currently a pressing issue for the team.

A free agent in 2015, Biggs expects the Bears to allow Marshall to play out the remainder of his deal and could potentially extend him assuming he keeps up a solid level of production moving forward.

Of course, the next issue at hand is the contract of Alshon Jeffery who is emerging as a top flight wide receiver in the NFL (though some of that can be attributed to the attention Marshall helps draw).

For now though it does not appear that the Bears will be ready to give Marshall a contract extension, despite Marshall dropping subtle (and not so subtle) hints that he would like to talk about a new deal.

Marshall is currently being paid $9.3 million dollars for the 2014 season – a pretty hefty number for the vast majority of wide receivers in the NFL.

Topics: Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears

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  • Dr. Johnny Nacho

    Marshall is a true professional and you can see his influence on Jeffery’s work ethic. Alshon deserves much credit b/c he has walked the walk….Marshall simply helped him find the path. Bears need to keep these two together for the next 3 years.

  • Rick Stark

    Brandon Marshall is a Bear through and through. We gotta pay this guy and let him play til he is 50 if he wants. Very proud to have a guy like Marshall on our team.

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