The Chicago Bears and Brandon Marshall agreed to a three-year contract extension that keeps the Pro Bowl receiver under contract with the team through the 2017 season, the team announced.
Marshall tweeted that the extension is worth $30 million, and a person with knowledge of the contract confirmed it includes $23 million guaranteed. He signed it Monday morning during an appearance on "The View," a talk show on ABC.
Marshall, 30, is under contract for $9.3 million for the 2014 season--$9.1 million in base salary and a $200,000 workout bonus. So that positions him to earn $39.3 million from the Bears over the next four seasons.
Bears general manager Phil Emery did not indicate the extension was imminent during an interview earlier Monday on WSCR-AM 670. But he did indicate how he values Marshall's initiative in hosting teammates for workouts and fellowship in South Florida earlier this offseason.
"He is healthy," Emery said. "He feels great. We have a really good relationship. He gets along very well with his teammates. Obviously the things he did during the offseason to show leadership and to help pull the team together, they mean a lot, they mean a lot to our other players. It just shows the quality of person he is."
In two seasons since joining the Bears via trade in 2012, Marshall has totaled 218 receptions, 2,803 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns.
Marshall pledged on Instagram to donate $1 million to "The Mental health Community."
3 years 30 million dollar extension. 1 million dollar pledge to The Mental Health Community http://t.co/ONqRcYMLce— Machine Marshall (@BMarshall) May 19, 2014
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