Bears guard Cody Whitehair signs five-year extension
The Chicago Bears dangle locked up Cody Whitehair to a lengthy-term deal.
The guard signed a five-yr contract extension, the team announced. The deal retains Whitehair under contract by procedure of 2024.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports Whitehair’s extension is price $52.5 million and entails $27.5 million in assured money, per a supply told of the settlement.
“Cody embodies every thing we see in a Chicago Endure and I am angry for us as a company to extend him five extra years,” Bears total supervisor Ryan Gallop said in an announcement. “He is a mountainous talent and unselfish teammate with a ton of enjoyment in being a leader for us. It’s far continuously good to reward our contain and I do know this would perhaps well handiest pressure Cody even extra on every day foundation.”
Entering his fourth season, Whitehair recently made the swap from center to guard this offseason after initiating every sport of his NFL profession (Forty eight) at the plan. In 2018, Whitehair become once fragment of an O-line that allowed correct 33 sacks — which tied for third fewest in the NFC.
The Knowledgeable Bowler is the most fresh Bears offensive lineman to strike a brand fresh deal this yr. Bears offensive tackle Bobby Massie signed a four-yr extension in January and left tackle Charles Leno also restructured his contract.
Securing Whitehair seemed adore the logical next step for the Bears brass.
What can we teach? We attain it enormous on 9/1.#65 officially maintaining it down in Chicago by procedure of now now not lower than 2024! pic.twitter.com/fnJvNFvnpHâ€”
Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears)
September 1, 2019