Skip to content

Brandon Marshall announces new contract with Bears

BrandonMarshall AP

Brandon Marshall has signed a new contract with the Bears, and announced it in a venue where NFL news had not previously been broken.

Marshall appeared on The View today to say that he has agreed to a new three-year, $30 million contract extension. He also announced that he will donate $1 million to treatment for people with mental health issues. Marshall himself has been open about his own struggle with mental illness, and the way treatment helped him turn his life around.

The 30-year-old Marshall had one year left on his previous deal. The new extension ties him to the Bears through the 2017 season.

On the field, Marshall has been outstanding in Chicago, starting all 32 games since the Bears traded for him two years ago and catching a total of 218 passes for 2,803 yards and 23 touchdowns. Marshall has a great rapport with quarterback Jay Cutler, who also signed a long-term deal to remain in Chicago, and the two of them will be together for years to come.

Marshall is one of just three players in NFL history (along with Andre Johnson and Wes Welker) to have five different 100-catch seasons.

Permalink 79 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Chicago Bears, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
79 Responses to “Brandon Marshall announces new contract with Bears”
  1. nviverson says: May 19, 2014 12:18 PM

    Good news for Bears fans!! One of the elite receivers in the league!!

  2. doctorrustbelt says: May 19, 2014 12:19 PM

    NOT a fan of the Chicago Bears… but… I am happy things have improved for Brandon Marshall.

  3. intelligent cement says: May 19, 2014 12:19 PM

    He earned it.
    Absolute Beast.

  4. bearshaterseverywhere says: May 19, 2014 12:20 PM

    Best receiver core in the NFL just got locked up for another 3 years!

    Marshall, Jeffery, Wilson, Bennett, Forte.

    Emery!!!

  5. midwayroar54 says: May 19, 2014 12:21 PM

    WOOOOO CONGRATS MARSHALL!!! BEAR DOWN!!

  6. ariani1985 says: May 19, 2014 12:21 PM

    And also Brandon marshall announces he gets to shred the lousy Turd Bay Packers defense for years to come!!!

  7. michiganstillsucks says: May 19, 2014 12:21 PM

    BRAVO BEARS! This guy has been nothing but CLASS in Chi-town. Best trade bears ever made.

  8. bhunter76 says: May 19, 2014 12:21 PM

    Classy move. Congrat’s Brandon!

  9. iowamiah says: May 19, 2014 12:21 PM

    Huge!!! Marshall is the man!

  10. kudokensei says: May 19, 2014 12:22 PM

    Well deserved.

  11. tecmobowl34 says: May 19, 2014 12:22 PM

    Cue the haters.

    Bear Down, Brandon. Glad you’ll be here for a while.

  12. jazsrt says: May 19, 2014 12:24 PM

    It’s all coming together.

  13. ravenswhat says: May 19, 2014 12:25 PM

    He’s a beast and looks to have turned his off the field issues into a non issue. Good on him.

  14. greenisgold1265 says: May 19, 2014 12:26 PM

    As a packer fan I wanna say “the bears still suck” but Brandon Marshell is pretty awesome. And one of the only celebrities who use their position to help the cause if mental health.

    Good for you Marshell.

  15. conormacleod says: May 19, 2014 12:26 PM

    Good for him donating the money. I wish him the best.

  16. majahpayne8950 says: May 19, 2014 12:28 PM

    Emery has obviously had a plan in place for the offseason and he’s executing it much to the chagrin of the rest of the nfc north. One of the top wideouts in the game is now a Bear for the foreseeable future.

  17. alshonsmeathooks says: May 19, 2014 12:28 PM

    best WR tag team here to stay!

  18. yourfavoriteteamstinks says: May 19, 2014 12:29 PM

    James Jones for the Packers is twice as good as Marshall

  19. tommy2shoes says: May 19, 2014 12:30 PM

    Miami Dolphins front office were idiots they had Marshall and Vontae Davis and they traded both away for peanuts now look at where they are and look at where the Dolphins are. It’s karma getting em especially for the way the coaches treated Vontae on Hard Knocks.

  20. 1harrypairatesties says: May 19, 2014 12:30 PM

    Great for Da Bears & Chicago. One of the best in the NFL. Thanks Dolphins!

  21. jimmyhaffa says: May 19, 2014 12:31 PM

    Hope he doesn’t celebrate with greasy Mcdonalds party socks. Televisions turn into weapons when those are involved.

  22. doe22us says: May 19, 2014 12:32 PM

    I always draft him fantasy football, sought of my good luck charm. Also putting his money where his mouth is.

  23. jwcarlson says: May 19, 2014 12:32 PM

    bearshaterseverywhere says:
    May 19, 2014 12:20 PM
    Best receiver core in the NFL just got locked up for another 3 years!

    Marshall, Jeffery, Wilson, Bennett, Forte.

    Emery!!!
    ————————-

    Cutler has a strong arm, but unless he can throw it to Cleveland from Chicago… Bennett won’t be catching any of his passes anytime soon.

    Typical Chicago sports fan much?

  24. zonex74 says: May 19, 2014 12:33 PM

    Say what u want about Marshall and his issues, but at least he is honest and open, and he gives back to support the cause.

  25. vusnu says: May 19, 2014 12:36 PM

    Big error on the part of the Bears throwing all that money at Cutler and Marshall. Who’s gonna play defense?

  26. jazsrt says: May 19, 2014 12:38 PM

    jwcarlson says:
    May 19, 2014 12:32 PM
    bearshaterseverywhere says:
    May 19, 2014 12:20 PM
    Best receiver core in the NFL just got locked up for another 3 years!

    Marshall, Jeffery, Wilson, Bennett, Forte.

    Emery!!!
    ————————-

    Cutler has a strong arm, but unless he can throw it to Cleveland from Chicago… Bennett won’t be catching any of his passes anytime soon.

    Typical Chicago sports fan much?

    ____________________________

    Martellus Bennett…the TE.

    General football knowledge much?

  27. alshonbrandontandem says: May 19, 2014 12:39 PM

    YES!!

  28. rob8375 says: May 19, 2014 12:40 PM

    He didn’t produce in Miami and was having off the field issues. He was also fighting teammates in the locker room. I hated seeing him go but if you look at it from the dolphins point of view it was a no brainer.

  29. kennyadler1 says: May 19, 2014 12:41 PM

    Jwcarlson….do you have a clue who the BearsTE is….apparently not….

  30. bearshaterseverywhere says: May 19, 2014 12:42 PM

    @jwcarlson

    …..Martellus Bennett is a TE that is on the Bears current roster. I try to have my facts straight before running my mouth because I’m a TYPICAL Chicago fan.

  31. sonofad says: May 19, 2014 12:44 PM

    Congrats to Marshall and the Bears. Good signing.

  32. fishfiletkray says: May 19, 2014 12:44 PM

    Wasn’t it Jerry Angelo who acquired Marshall, Jeffery, forte, and Cutler. Why give all the love to Emery?

  33. drinkdabeers says: May 19, 2014 12:45 PM

    Cutler has a strong arm, but unless he can throw it to Cleveland from Chicago… Bennett won’t be catching any of his passes anytime soon.

    Typical Chicago sports fan much?

    Martellus Bennett durka durka.

  34. chicagosports2014 says: May 19, 2014 12:45 PM

    Congratulations brandon !

  35. luadak says: May 19, 2014 12:46 PM

    JW… he was referring to the Black Mamba, Martellus Bennett.

    Congrats on being an ignorant troll.

  36. tangledupinblue12 says: May 19, 2014 12:49 PM

    vusnu says:
    May 19, 2014 12:36 PM

    Big error on the part of the Bears throwing all that money at Cutler and Marshall. Who’s gonna play defense?

    I’m guessing Jared Allen, Lance Briggs, Lamarr Houston, Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings and some combination of the four picks Phil Emery used within the first four rounds on defensive players.

    But then again, I’m not the expert you seem to be.

  37. jazsrt says: May 19, 2014 12:54 PM

    luadak says:
    May 19, 2014 12:46 PM
    JW… he was referring to the Black Mamba, Martellus Bennett.

    Congrats on being an ignorant troll.

    _____________________________

    *Black Unicorn.

  38. larryboodry says: May 19, 2014 12:58 PM

    yourfavoriteteamstinks says:

    “James Jones for the Packers is twice as good as Marshall.”

    At what, exactly?

  39. cappa662 says: May 19, 2014 12:58 PM

    While Brandon Marshall donates a million dollars… the NFL has agreed to donate $10,000. Just kidding, the NFL donates nothing… so you are just wasting your money. Why not have the NFL match the million dollars?!?!

  40. tacomatiger says: May 19, 2014 1:02 PM

    B marsh is a top shelf dude, he deserves it

  41. cfos00 says: May 19, 2014 1:04 PM

    Congrats to Brandon. He’s been a model citizen and great player since he’s come over, and puts his money where his mouth is in regards to mental illnesses. Glad to see one of the really good guys on the team get rewarded. He quickly became my second favorite Bear behind Tillman with what he’s done on and off the field. Glad to see that he’ll be sticking around.

  42. TheDPR says: May 19, 2014 1:13 PM

    This is a guy, who if he holds it together the rest of his career, should have a movie made about him.

    I’m not a Bears fan but have a lot of respect for this guy on and off the field.

  43. suckit619 says: May 19, 2014 1:18 PM

    Great news! Love what he’s done to turn around his life off the field. Future hall of famer…

  44. truenorth84 says: May 19, 2014 1:27 PM

    Elite reciever? Let’s not get carried away…

  45. boobybluebland says: May 19, 2014 1:27 PM

    One of the guys in today’s NFL that are true HOF locks. Any way this guy doesn’t make the Hall. Dominant. Beast.

  46. justintuckrule says: May 19, 2014 1:27 PM

    Great news. Too bad their QB is the NFC North’s version of Romo.

  47. docsweeney says: May 19, 2014 1:29 PM

    “Wasn’t it Jerry Angelo who acquired Marshall, Jeffery, forte, and Cutler. Why give all the love to Emery?”

    Only 50% correct – Angelo drafted Forte and traded for Cutler. Emery traded for Marshall and drafted Jeffery.

    Emery is amazing. Remade offense last year, improved D this year, has locked up Cutler and Marshall. Considered the shamble Angelo and Lovie left, not bad in two years.

  48. bassplucker says: May 19, 2014 1:30 PM

    Other GMs are green with envy over Emery at this point because $10M a year is well below market value for a WR of Marshall’s caliber. He obviously is very, very happy in Chicago and that’s great to see. I’m a Bears fan but I’d say that even if I weren’t.

    I’m also going to go ahead and assume that a very large portion of that money is guaranteed.

  49. r8rsfan says: May 19, 2014 1:33 PM

    I guess all the so-called sports genius’s on here haven’t realized that James Jones in a Raider now.

  50. thestrategyexpert says: May 19, 2014 1:35 PM

    A million bucks can go a long way towards helping a lot of people, good deal!

  51. chawkup says: May 19, 2014 1:43 PM

    Seahawks fan here saying Congrats to Brandon and kudos for the huge donation to mental health! Unfortunately, this is a disease that carries a massive stigma with it and it is great to have people like Brandon being so willing to speak openly about it. Good guy doing good things! As fans, we get very caught up in all of the negative things that NFL players do; hopefully we can also praise guys when they do good deeds.

    Also hard to argue that the Bears have the best receivers in the NFL.

  52. Wineshard says: May 19, 2014 1:44 PM

    I hope his contract threw in a couple hundred thousand to pay for the stupid fines the League imposes for his choice of shoe colors that support his causes.

  53. fishfiletkray says: May 19, 2014 1:45 PM

    “Wasn’t it Jerry Angelo who acquired Marshall, Jeffery, forte, and Cutler. Why give all the love to Emery?”

    Only 50% correct – Angelo drafted Forte and traded for Cutler. Emery traded for Marshall and drafted Jeffery.

    Emery is amazing. Remade offense last year, improved D this year, has locked up Cutler and Marshall. Considered the shamble Angelo and Lovie left, not bad in two years.

    You are right! I forgot that Emery kept Lovie for a year when he was hired. Anyway, nice extension Bears fans. I love the landscape of this team. That defense just needs to get back in order and you’ve got an elite team.

  54. beardinals says: May 19, 2014 1:46 PM

    WOW! Marshall could have let it all go to crap a couple of years ago. Way to pick yourself up and get it done!

  55. winstonjed44 says: May 19, 2014 1:52 PM

    Great move to lock him up for a few more years, what Chicago has with Forte, Bush, Jeffery, Marshall and Bennett is pretty scary. It’s funny though because with Lovie it was a great D, with not enough offense, now a great offense with no defense. Still though, it comes down to Cutler, he’s talented enough to win big but makes too many mistakes.

  56. larryboodry says: May 19, 2014 1:53 PM

    In 7 NFL seasons, James Jones has never caught 100 passes or gone over 1,ooo yards receiving.

    His career #s: 310 receptions for 4,305 yards and 37 TDs.

    Brandon has 218 catches, 2,803 yards, and 23 TDs in just the last two seasons. His career #s are: 712 catches, 9,050 yards, and 57 TDs. Plus he has gone over 1,000 yards in 7 straight seasons since his rookie year, and hauled in 100 or more passes 5 times in 8 seasons.

    Just sayin’…

  57. earpaniac says: May 19, 2014 2:07 PM

    He’s been a model citizen, and a dominant WR since he’s been here. Kinda surprised at the contract. That’s well below market value. Nice job Phil, and congratulations Brandon.

  58. johnelwayishorsefaced says: May 19, 2014 2:21 PM

    Johnson and Tate > Marshall and Jeffrey
    It’s not even close

  59. wisconsinhillfolk says: May 19, 2014 2:23 PM

    Mental illness notwithstanding, Marshall’s a jackass.

  60. handsofsteelhartofstone says: May 19, 2014 2:26 PM

    doesnt matter. cutler is a total choke artist

  61. themagicfanguy says: May 19, 2014 2:26 PM

    Best WR corp in the league?!? LMAO what a joke. They’re not even the best in their division.

  62. Indybear says: May 19, 2014 2:32 PM

    Cutler and Marshall “together for years to come.” I like the sound of that! Great job by Emery and staff. Bear Down Chicago Bears!

  63. staffordsyear says: May 19, 2014 2:47 PM

    Now if they only had a quarterback.

  64. bassplucker says: May 19, 2014 2:53 PM

    And Alshon Jeffery will be getting his extension by this time next year, if not sooner.

  65. purplezimmerpride says: May 19, 2014 2:55 PM

    Another nail in the coffin for my Vikings NFC North worst defense.

  66. arminscopyofswank says: May 19, 2014 2:58 PM

    Brandon Marshall has really turned his life around. Happy to hear.

  67. deltaoracle says: May 19, 2014 3:31 PM

    Uhhhm… James Jones isn’t in GB any longer, yourfavorite.
    Bears will be very tough this year.
    Props to Marshall for giving some of his money to a worthy cause.
    Fun to have a great rival like the Bears.

  68. larryboodry says: May 19, 2014 3:56 PM

    Marshall and Jeffery are better than Johnson and Tate, and the Bears are a better team than the Lions.

    Deal with it.

  69. alshonbrandontandem says: May 19, 2014 4:39 PM

    Time to lock up Jeffery.

    BEAR DOWN

  70. ktm300xcwe says: May 19, 2014 4:52 PM

    Marshall, Jeffrey, and Bennett are beasts. As a Viking fan, now I know how a Bears fan felt from 1998-2000 when the Vikings had Moss, Carter, and Reed. Good on him, he deserves it and is nothing but class.

  71. calvinthegreat81 says: May 19, 2014 5:33 PM

    Like anyone cares. Bmarsh is no Megatron even though he thinks he is. Thank god I am a lions fan and not have to cheer for this sad sad franchise. Go Lions!!!

  72. mortwannabe says: May 19, 2014 5:40 PM

    In Phil we trust

  73. whiskeyditka says: May 19, 2014 7:16 PM

    Really happy ’bout the extension you guys! Glad to see Brandon’s turned his life around and is using his money and status to help others! Excited to see number 15 catch passes from the Windy City Gunslinger for years to come!

  74. jaderbear76 says: May 19, 2014 8:56 PM

    Thank you Calvinthegreat81, for one of the funniest comments I’ve read ever. Lol

  75. channer81 says: May 19, 2014 9:52 PM

    He’s earned it, you need his talent to help keep up with the near 30 pts pet game you gave up last season.

  76. ohiobears says: May 19, 2014 10:39 PM

    Marshall, Jeffrey, and soon to be household name Marquess Wilson. Unstoppable. Now with a defense to boot? Game time.

  77. staffordsyear says: May 19, 2014 10:41 PM

    jaderbear76 says: May 19, 2014 8:56 PM

    Thank you Calvinthegreat81, for one of the funniest comments I’ve read ever. Lol
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Yea i had to snicker myself but the first part rings true and you know it.

    Megatron HOF
    Brandon Marshall Pretty good HOF, maybe.

  78. majahpayne8950 says: May 19, 2014 11:16 PM

    Where do these lions fans come up with this stuff? Lol lets see you have never won a super bowl you had an 0-16 season the best player you’ve ever had hasn’t suited up in almost 2 decades and don’t say its Johnson when he has not reached Sanders career impact and your qb’s claim to fame is a shootout win with the likes of Brady Quinn. The Sad franchise is the Bears? Lol

  79. catchhester23 says: May 20, 2014 12:15 AM

    Plus his training facility that almost the whole bears offense attends too in the offseason. Worked for Jeffery can’t wait to see what happens for Wilson. Marshall saying almost the same things he did when he said Jeffery was going to break out last year. Lions fans this is team leadership… not working out on your own when you should be with the rest of the team with the “new” coaching staff. And no I don’t want him on my team. We are stacked enough now.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!