Sounds like BMarsh wants to finish his career a Bear, doesn't want max money

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  1. dabears

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    I applaud BMarsh more and more every year and a true veteran and leader by example. Check out his comments. Willing to forego his last massive payday for the team. I love it.

    Link: http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago-bears/post/_/id/4691320/marshall-not-worried-about-extension

    When the Chicago Bears restructured Jay Cutler's contract to clear cap space, speculation surfaced that it was to enable the Bears to sign All-Pro receiver Brandon Marshall to a long-term extension.

    Instead, Chicago signed Jared Allen to a four-year deal, and Marshall is heading toward the last year of his contract.

    While some might expect an athlete to feel slighted by a lack of extension, Marshall is taking the opposite approach. A recognized team leader, Marshall is hosting teammates for workouts in Florida. And he's glad the Bears acquired Allen, making the team stronger as Marshall pursues the first postseason experience of his career.

    "I have another year left on my contract. If it happens, it happens, if it doesn't, I'm glad to be a Bear for another year and I'm going to force them to sign me after next year," Marshall said Thursday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN Chicago 1000. "One way or another, they're going to get the deal done.

    "But if it comes down to next year, I'll be picketing outside of Halas Hall for a new deal, a new contract, because I'm not going anyplace."

    Marshall has established himself as perhaps the greatest receiver in Bears history in just two seasons, both of which featured at least 100 catches and over 1,295 yards. Are the Bears risking paying a higher price if they let Marshall add to his impressive resume in the 2014 season?

    "I'm not going anywhere, man," Marshall said. "The guys that are out there now like Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald they're making $16 million, $15 million a year, and I'm not looking for anything like that. A lot of that money goes to the quarterback position and rightfully so.

    "For me, we do want to sign guys like Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston and we got Martellus [Bennett] last year and have Matt Forte. I do want to be in a good position, but at the same time I definitely am not trying to be in the $15 million range. I get a year to deal with that, and right now I'm focusing on how to be a better teammate. How can I grow as a receiver, as a man, as a leader on this team and also in the community. How can our foundation do bigger things? That stuff is going to take care of itself. We have all year to figure that out and I believe we'll get it done before the end of the season and I'm going to be happy when we do. "

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    I know I've said it before on here but the guy really has turned his life around since his shaky early days in the league. He is an inspiration and very classy guy, im very impressed with how he is living his life and how he handles himself. A good man.
     
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    Is this the same as Cutler stating he would give the team a "hometown discount" which was EXACTLY NOT what happened?
     
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    Quick somebody check his DNA. Maybe the real Brandon Marshall got kidnapped and this is the guy who replaced him. Pope BMarsh. LOL

    Yeah, he become a new man since he arrived. You couldn't ask for a better leader and teammate. He's said a few things similar to this before but never quite as direct. He loves playing with Cutler and he wants a ring while he here no matter how long it takes. Hell he could be here for another 5 or 6 years one year at a time.
     
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    Whatever happens let's keep this vet working out and mentoring others in the off season thing going and expand on it greatly.
     
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    I know I floated this is another thread recently but maybe something like 3-36 or 4-48 gets it done with either 24 million on the 3-36 or 32 million guaranteed on the 4-48? I didn't break this down but throwing this out there. BTW overthecap.com has the Bears at 97.6 million or so in CAP spend next year. That means in theory if the CAP will be 140 we will have 42.4 million to spend. We can afford BMarsh and 1 more splash signing.

    Chicago Bears 2015 Salary Cap


    Offensive Spend: 17 Players $52,292,587
    Defensive Spend: 17 Players $40,209,662
    Specials Spend: 4 Players $5,205,000




     
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    How dense are you to say that AFTER Cutler agrees to a peroration of his salary takes place, to make room for a top end, pass rushing DE?
     
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    HB, it could be that although Cutler signed a contract giving Emery the power to change the salary into a pro-rated bonus it is still guaranteed money. I think he gets it up front still and the cap hits get spread out over the life of the contract.
     
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    He had no choice, but Cutty always sacrifies for them team! :)
     
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    Just curious to see if anyone will guess as to how much of a discount BMarsh will give the Bears? I say Emery should offer in the neighbourhood of 3-33/36 or 4-44/48 with 55-60% guaranteed. What thinks ye fellow Bears fans?
     
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