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Bears writer reveals what we should expect to see for David Montgomery's contract extension.


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Vince Carbonneau
September 24, 2022  (1:57 PM)
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Bears RB David Montgomery is currently playing in the last year of his contract. This is often a very good motivator for players to perform at a high level. Well, Montgomery was by far the best player for the Bears in Week 2 and he is looking to build on that performance against the Texans as well this Sunday.

Bears writer Erick Lambert believes that Montgomery will look to Aaron Jones for guidance.
Indeed, here is what Lambert said:
The former Green Bay Packers Pro Bowler received his extension in March of last year, collecting $48 million on a new four-year deal. That $12 million per year is the low end of what most top running backs are paid. No one else is above $8 million per year at present. Jones finished the season before that extension with 1,459 total yards and 11 touchdowns. The same happened for Joe Mixon in Cincinnati. After averaging over 1400 total yards in two of his previous three years, the Bengals also gave him $12 million per year in 2021.

Running backs aren't likely to earn much more than that these days. Maybe David Montgomery can squeeze a bit more from the Bears if he starts scoring touchdowns. However, everything points to $12 million per year being the number to shoot for. It would be a nice payday for him after shouldering most of the load for Chicago's offense over the past four seasons. Fans would love it too. GM Ryan Poles could also afford it with upwards of $100 million in cap space next off-season.
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