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.