Bears sign Montez Sweat to massive $105 million extension

Bears sign Montez Sweat to massive $105 million extension

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The Chicago Bears have signed veteran defensive end Montez Sweat to a four-year, $98 million deal that includes $72,865,360 in guaranteed money, according to multiple reports on Saturday.

The total contract is worth $105 million after incentives which is fifth among edge rushers according to Over the Cap.

The signing was first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

“It definitely feels like a new beginning. It’s a fresh start for me, meeting new people, meeting new coaches, creating new relationships,” Sweat said in his first media availability with the Bears this week. “But, the NFL is a week-to-week business. You see good teams go down, you see bad teams have good wins. So, it’s a week-to-week business.”

The Bears gave up a second-round pick in the upcoming draft to bolster their pass rush with the addition of Sweat.

He has registered 35.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles, 47 tackles for loss and 85 quarterback hits across 67 starts for the Commanders.

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