Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Well all he's guaranteed is $23 mil so that's little more than two years salary at his previous rate annual which was $9 mil and change. So in effect all were paying for now is about two years. He'll have to stay healthy and productive to collect the rest. The Bears are getting much smarter as far as these deals they cut with their star players. No more Pep like contracts that end up becoming a nightmare for cap management. If they're gonna guarantee something they want that off the table as soon as practical. Four years from now it's conceivable that both Cutler and Marshall could be gone without handicapping us so much cap wise that it would be tough to replace them. We also don't want their cap numbers to be so high we can't afford to keep them like what happened with Pep.