Bears give Massie four-year extension

Ruben Hill
January 27, 2019

The Chicago Bears acted quickly in re-signing right tackle Bobby Massie to a four-year contract extension Saturday, the terms of which are starting to make their rounds on Twitter. It will be more once center Cody Whitehair receives his extension, which is expected.

In 2018, Massie was part of an offensive line that allowed just 33 sacks, tied for the eighth fewest in the National Football League, and helped the Bears score 24 or more points in 11 games, the most since they also produced 24 or more points 11 times in 1995. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky reached his first Pro Bowl in his second season.

Massie's payday will make him one of the NFL's highest-paid right tackles on a per-season basis.

"Proud and excited to stay a part of the legacy that is the @ChicagoBears", he Tweeted. The new deal prevents Massie from becoming an unrestricted free agent and keeps the entire first-string offense from 2018 under contract for 2019. That list is now down to three.

Massie has started 46 games for the Bears across the last three seasons. He spent his first four years with Arizona before Chicago signed him in 2016. Selected by Arizona in the fourth round of the 2012 draft out of MS, he appeared in 54 games with 46 starts for the Cardinals.

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