(CBS) Bears receiver Brandon Marshall has signed a three-year extension with the team, he announced in an appearance on The View this morning. The team later made it official.
The 30-year-old Marshall had one year left on his deal, and the team wanted to lock him up long term.
Marshall announced on his Twitter account that it was a three-year, $30-million deal. It runs through the 2017 season.[tweet https://twitter.com/BMarshall/status/468422467644850176 width=”340″]
A five-time Pro Bowler, including the past two years in Chicago, Marshall had 100 catches for 1,295 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. Marshall has also been remarkably durable, playing 16 games each of the past two years and at least 14 in each of his eight years in the NFL.
In his two years in Chicago, Marshall has a combined 218 receptions, which ranks second in the league in that span, and a combined 2,803 receiving yards, which ranks fourth.
Marshall is one of just three players in franchise history with 1,000-yard receiving yards in back-to-back seasons, joining Curtis Conway (1995-96) and Marty Booker (2001-02).
“A great player,” Bears general manager Phil Emery said on the Mully and Hanley Show earlier Monday morning before the announcement. “Obviously a player we’d like to have here for the long term.
“He is healthy. He feels great.”
Marshall was owed $9.3 million this season, the Tribune’s Brad Biggs reported, meaning his total value over the next four years is $39.3 million. The Tribune also reported that Marshall will get $23 million in guaranteed money.[tweet https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/status/468424766794133504]