Turning 30 shouldn't slow down Bears' Marshall

  • If Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall continues playing at the same level he has over the last two seasons, he likely will own every Bears receiving record when his contract expires in 2017.

      If Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall continues playing at the same level he has over the last two seasons, he likely will own every Bears receiving record when his contract expires in 2017. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • If Brandon Marshall plays until he's 38 and keeps up the pace he's set over the first eight years of his NFL career, he would finish with numbers second only to Jerry Rice.

    If Brandon Marshall plays until he's 38 and keeps up the pace he's set over the first eight years of his NFL career, he would finish with numbers second only to Jerry Rice. Rick West | Staff Photographer

  • Brandon Marshall makes a touchdown catch during a game against the Giants last season.

    Brandon Marshall makes a touchdown catch during a game against the Giants last season. JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer ¬

 
 
Updated 5/21/2014 9:32 PM

If you're wondering why the Bears just gave Brandon Marshall a $30 million, three-year contract extension two months after his 30th birthday, stop it. Odds are Marshall will be worth every penny, and might even outperform his contract.

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