Bears sign Robbie Gould to contract extension

AP

The Bears’ offseason to-do list is now a little shorter.

The club announced Friday it had signed kicker Robbie Gould through the 2017 season.

A league source tells PFT that Gould’s contract has $9 million in guarantees. Overall, it’s a four-year, $15 million pact.

Gould, 31, was slated to be a free agent at season’s end. The Bears’ kicker since 2005, Gould has connected on 234-of-272 field goals (86.0 percent) and 319-of-321 extra points in his NFL career.

Gould is 26-of-29 on field goals this season for Chicago, which plays for the NFC North title Sunday against Green Bay. Gould has also forced 35 touchbacks on 83 kickoffs.

Gould’s extension comes three days before his 32nd birthday.

12 responses to “Bears sign Robbie Gould to contract extension

  1. One of the missed field goals came against the Vikings when the Bears went for a 66yd FG.

    Robbie Gould is definitely one of the most accurate kickers ever. To be accurate in a windy Soldier Field is even more astonishing.

    I went to a Bears practice once too and he’s a super chill dude. Deserves the extension, no doubt.

  2. I was on the edge of my seat waiting for the “big Bears announcement”

    This is incredible news. Truly a day to celebrate in Chicago.

  3. Robbie came by local Washington, Illinois multiples times after the town was leveled by a tornado. Visited the football team which was in a final four game once and came and helped clean up the wreckage during another visit. Great guy, Great Bear, Great signing! #BearDown

  4. robbie is a good kicker. he talks a little too much sometimes but it’s not unbearable as long as he’s doing his job.

  5. ravenswhat says: Dec 27, 2013 4:28 PM

    “Good lord. They gave no issue giving $ to a kicker but its pulling teeth for their franchise RB.”

    Their franchise RB already has a contract in place.

  6. I don’t blame him grabbing the money while he can. Its weird position that can see Kickers just be gone after being some pretty solid seasons like Crosby or Hartley (?) Saints kicker.

    I am going to give my friend a bunch of grief about his Bears if he goes 1 for 4 on Sunday though.

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