When Brandon Marshall was still in Chicago, he and Alshon Jeffery formed one of the best receiving tandems in the NFL. That marriage didn’t last long, as Marshall is now with the Jets. But that opened up some opportunity for Jeffery to step into his own. But injury claimed some of his playing time and production in 2015 where he only played in 9 games and caught 54 passes.
He’s looking for a healthy return to the field in 2016. He’s also looking for a long-term deal. The former may happen, but the latter isn’t seeming likely this summer.
Theoretically, the Bears have until 3 p.m. Friday to meet Jeffery’s request for a long-term extension.
But it would take a dramatic twist at this point — i.e.: Jeffery and his agent dramatically reducing their salary expectations — for the negotiation stalemate to end.
So don’t lose sleep wondering if Friday’s deadline pressure will persuade the Bears to lock up their top receiver for the long haul. (It won’t.)
H/T: Chicago Tribune