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Brandon Marshall: "Trade to Bears was life-saving"

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Brandon Marshall has recently signed a contract extension with the  Chicago Bears but how is NFL existence could've been much different if he didn't experience what he calls a "Career-changing" trade.

Marshall's personal life also took a drastic direction change when he flew to Chicago to join his new team and he even referred to the change of scenery as 'life-saving'.

The wide-receiver just put pen to paper on a new deal worth $23million guaranteed over three years and spoke about what the Chicago Bears franchise had done for him.

Marshall explained: "I don't think I'd be sitting in this position talking about an extension [if not for the trade to Chicago], I probably wouldn't even be having the success that I was having on the field in that environment [in Miami]. It wasn't right for me."

Marshall just became the first Bear to ever record back to back 1000 yard receiving seasons, he has also overcame personal struggles in his time in Chicago and the Miami Dolphins locker room may have posed a different atmosphere that would have not allowed the growth of Marshall.

His performance on the field and lack of troubles off the gridiron have allowed the Bears to feel comfortable enough to negotiate with a player who had a troubled past, therefore leading to a contract extension for the wide receiver.

Described by fellow Bears as a "great teammate" and "a man that's grown every day", Marshall looks to have a breakout season and believes his team is looking at 'Championship or bust' with the talent they have available.

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