Should the Chicago Bears be ecstatic that they just signed DT Tommie Harris to a contract extension? Should they have made him the richest DT in the NFL ever? Who else on the Chicago Bears in line for a contract extension?
They should be going crazy that they wrapped up Tommie Harris. If he stays healthy he could be the best DT ever and play past his contract. He could do the same thing that Brian Urlacher did. Tommie Harris said “I would never go out and talk about the Bears in front of the media or disrespect my team,” whose deal was the richest ever for the Bears in terms of dollars per year.
They made the right choice in making him the richest DT. He will be great if he doesn’t get hurt. It was also great since he would have been an unrestricted free agent after the 2008 season. The only bad thing is they need to wrap up Devin Hester and make Urlacher richer. Harris started 56 of his 60 career NFL games and recorded 208 tackles during his four seasons with the Bears. The three-time Pro Bowler had 13 total sacks over the last two seasons—ranking him second among defensive tackles.
Obviously Urlacher will get his money, but might have to settle for a little less. Also, Devin Hester will get plenty of money because of him being versatile.
Overall the Bears will be a decent team this season.