Mario Edwards is back to the field with $11.55M deal

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As per the sources, DE Mario Edwards has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Chicago Bears worth $11.55 million, marking his return.

After years of shakiness in different teams, Mario Edwards has found his firm footing at Chicago Bears now with a new extended contract. 

As the Pro Football Talk announced the deal between Bears and Edwards, Adam Schefter from ESPN confirmed it to be a three-year deal. Indeed, the team has now figured out it’s rooting and has locked Edwards with it. 

Additionally, Ian Rapoport from NFL Networks detailed the contract signed between them. 

What does the contract bring?

According to the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the contract will earn Edwards $4 million per year. However, for the first year, he is set to gain $4.5 million. 

Not to mention, it is also surely the way that has repurchased Mario Edwards to the team. Indeed, it stands as the most productive season in his career. 

As a matter of fact, with this deal, Edwards is to be with Chicago Bears till 2023. Furthermore, it indicates that the Chicago Bears has started strengthening the defensive line couple of days ahead of the new league year’s start.

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Edwards Former State

The 27-year-old player had formerly appeared in games for the Raiders, Giants, and Saints before signing in with the Bears. Right with entering the Bears, Edwards had showcased himself as a defensive line threat. 

Apparently, he proved himself with 17 tackles and a career-high 4.0 sacks. Therewith, Pro Football had given him a third-best grade overall in the NFL among defensive linemen. 

Currently, Mario won’t be hitting the free agency, after all. Altogether, the Bears has also showcased that Edwards is worth keeping after those prime years along the way. 

Before this, Edwards had featured in 15 games for them though he didn’t start any of them. Additionally, the deal is a replica chance for Edwards to depict his best season. 

Now, as the news flashing, indeed, the salary cap will be flexible for the Bears. 

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Edwards will be missing out first two games in 2021

As we all know, why Mario Edwards was out of the NFL for the time being, thus, now he is back, but he will miss a few. Well, it is set that the athlete will be missing out first two games of the regular season in 2021. 

Indeed, he has been suspended after violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. Moreover, as the League announced his suspension, Edwards was allowed to participate in preseason games and practices.

Assault Charge

Well, this is not the only issue that Edwards is facing right now. In fact, he has been issued a criminal summons on a charge of misdemeanor assault on a female. 

According to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office in North Carolina, Edwards was involved in the Hilton Charlotte City Center hotel incident. Apparently, it was just a night before the Bears game over the Carolina Panthers.

As per the investigation, Edwards and the victim were both filled with bruises and scratches. Additionally, the woman accused Edwards of assaulting her during an argument.

As the woman was hospitalized, the North Carolina court charged him with misdemeanor assault stemming from an incident. However, Edwards agent repeatedly denied any wrongdoing on Edwards’ part.

Chicago Bears’ Movements

Over the timeframe, Chicago Bears has really taken the heat for the upcoming season. From signing the suspended Edwards to freeing up $23 million in salary-cap space. 

Mario Edwards is back on field
Mario Edwards is back on the field.

As things turned well with Edwards, so did the things that took a toll on the team. As they have acquired Edwards, the ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler had stated that Bears now may be looking for acquiring Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

“Chicago Bears are looking at everything. Trades, free agency, draft. Make no mistake, Chicago has scoured the earth the last few weeks for their quarterback options. Really the goal in Chicago is simple: get their first 4,000-yard passer in franchise history; however, they have to do it.”
-ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler

Also, taken by surprise, the Bears did report their priority over Wilson. Indeed, with Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy’s uncertain futures, the Bears has the extra careful steps.

As a matter of fact, the Bears have made everything clear to acquire Wilson as they stand prepared for Wilson’s expenses. What we all need now is just Seattle’s answers.

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Until then, yes, the Edwards deal is the latest extension for the Bears. 

Rajani Gurung
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