On Tuesday, the Bears picked up the the final three years of the extension Brandon Marshall signed with the Miami Dolphins during the 2010 offseason.
What remains is $27.5 million. That means the average per year is $9.16 million. Meanwhile, Vincent Jackson signed a five-year, $55.5 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That means the average is $11.1 million.
But here's a look at the production of the two players. Jackson is a year older, and he's played one more NFL season. But, Marshall has out-produced him in catches and yards.
In 92 career games, Jackson has 272 catches for 4,754 yards with 37 touchdowns. He's been selected to two Pro Bowls.
In 91 career games, Marshall has 494 catches for 6,247 yards with 34 touchdowns. He's been selected to three Pro Bowls.
That means Marshall has 222 more catches and 1,493 more yards than Jackson. That's quite a bit.
So is Jackson worth nearly $2 million more per season than Marshall? And, what is the value of two third-round picks?
Please weigh in.