Bears, Tarik Cohen agree to three-year contract extension

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The Bears and running back Tarik Cohen have made a deal.

Cohen and the Bears have agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $5.75 million a year, according to multiple reports.

The 5-foot-6, 191-pound Cohen has never been an every-down back, but he can do a lot of things well for the Bears. Last year he carried 64 times for 213 yards, caught 79 passes for 456 yards, returned 33 punts for 302 yards and returned two kickoffs for 23 yards.

Bears General Manager Ryan Pace, who will be on the hot seat if the team struggles this year, has been attempting to secure some of the key players he has acquired during his tenure in Chicago to contract extensions. Cohen is one; the biggest one remaining is wide receiver Allen Robinson.

12 responses to “Bears, Tarik Cohen agree to three-year contract extension

  1. 8king says:
    September 20, 2020 at 7:20 am
    213 yards rushing is worth almost 6m? Where do I sign up?

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    But could you survive the 2 kickoffs for 23 yards??

  2. Ryan Pace’s mastery of team building on display again. I am guessing he will shrewdly trade Robinson for 4th round draft pick on a guy he is eyeing next Spring. Then, he will trade for a different star WR over the offseason in exchange for 2 first round draft picks. Brilliant!

  3. $6M for a gadget scat back is a waste of money/cap space. I like Cohen I just would not of paid him, backs like Cohen are a dime a dozen. The Bears easily could of found a back with a similar skill set between rounds 4-6 every year in the NFL Draft.

  4. hawkkiller says:
    September 20, 2020 at 9:26 am
    $6M for a gadget scat back is a waste of money/cap space. I like Cohen I just would not of paid him, backs like Cohen are a dime a dozen. The Bears easily could of found a back with a similar skill set between rounds 4-6 every year in the NFL Draft.
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    Really? How many teams have similar dime a dozen scat backs making the same impact as Cohen?

  5. Cohen had a normal game against the Giants. 5 runs for 12 yards for a 2.4 average and a catch for 15 yards. Not bad for roughly $360,000 per game.

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