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Jared Allen reportedly turned down more money from the Raiders before signing with the Bears

The Chicago Bears signed defensive end Jared Allen away from the Minnesota Vikings. He got a four-year deal for $32 million with a guarantee of $15.5 million.


Apparently Allen was offered more money to sign with the Oakland Raiders, but he turned it down for a contract paying him less offering him the opportunity to win.

From Dan Hanzus of

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday on “NFL Total Access” that the Oakland Raiders represented the highest earning opportunity for Allen, offering a contract that would pay $9 million per year.

It isn’t like Allen got a considerably smaller deal, but it shows a commitment and desire to win. Allen said after signing with he choose the Bears because he thinks Jay Cutler can win a Super Bowl.

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