Brandon Marshall wants to play as long as he can in Chicago, for coach Marc Trestman.
As the press conference today announcing Marshall’s new three-year contract extension with the Bears, which locks him up through the 2017 season, Marshall praised Trestman as the “best in the business” and went out of his way to thank Trestman for putting him in a position to succeed.
“So thankful that you’re here, coach,” Marshall said. “Coach is amazing.”
Marshall, who frequently faced off-field problems in previous stints with the Broncos and Dolphins, said his trade to Chicago was “career-saving.” Marshall has spoken many times about how his mental health treatment has turned his life around, but he also believes that being in Chicago with teammates and coaches he loves has turned his career around.
The Bears have all the pieces in place for Trestman to run just the offense he wants, and Marshall is one of the biggest pieces. It may be premature to call Trestman the best coach in the business, but there are plenty of reasons to believe that Trestman and Marshall will have a lot of success together, for several more years.