Brandon Marshall's contract status with the Bears beyond the 2014 season was up in the air.
Marshall, while appearing on ABC's The View, announced that he has signed a three-year, $30 million extension with the Bears.
3 year 30 million dollar extension. 1,000,000 million dollar pledge to The Mental health Community.… http://t.co/t5HFNZKIYl— Machine Marshall (@BMarshall) May 19, 2014
Marshall will reportedly donate $1,000,000 to the Mental Health Community. Marshall along with his wife, Michi, created the "Brandon Marshall Foundation," whose mission is "to end the stigma attached to mental illness, advocate for unprecedented awareness, connect those suffering to resources, and paint the world lime green.”
The Bears officially confirmed Marshall's extension that will keep him in Chicago through the 2017 season.
Marshall was originally acquired by the Bears via trade with the Miami Dolphins in 2012 for two third-round draft picks.
In two Pro Bowl seasons with the Bears, Marshall ranks second in the NFL in receptions (218), fourth in receiving yards (2,803), fifth in touchdown receptions (23) and tied for second in 100-yard receiving games (13).
Marshall is the only player in Bears history with multiple 100-reception seasons and the only player with back-to-back seasons with double digit touchdown receptions. Marshall, along with Curtis Conway (1995-96) and Marty Booker (2001-02) are the only players in franchise history with back-to-back seasons with double-digit touchdown receptions.
The 30-year-old Marshall has been named to the Pro Bowl five times since entering the NFL in 2006 as a fourth-round pick by the Denver Broncos out of the University of Central Florida.