In acquiring wide receiver Brandon Marshall on Tuesday, the Bears pulled the trigger on a move that makes a lot of sense, both on the field and in their checkbook.
Marshall’s deal is structured in a way that is extremely managable for Chicago. His $5.5 million signing bonus is already paid, and his deal essentially amounts to a series of one-year, $9 million contracts with no real cap ramifications if they choose to cut him.
Marshall, meanwhile, is in a prove-it situation, and he gets to reunite with both Jay Cutler and Jeremy Bates, the Bears’ quarterbacks coach who was an assistant in Denver when Marshall had some of his best early seasons.
This could end up being a win-win for both sides.
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