After a weekend of publicly airing the threat of a holdout, it sounds like Jaquan Brisker will sign his rookie contract with the Chicago Bears.
Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports Brisker and the Bears are finalizing a deal. And once it becomes official, Brisker will be able to report to camp with the rest of his teammates festivities get underway TODAY. Yippee! Once Brisker puts pen to paper, he’ll complete the Bears’ signing of their 11-player rookie draft class.
The Bears chose Brisker with the 48th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. One of two second-round selections by Chicago, Brisker figures to be a Day 1 starter along with fellow rookie second-rounder Kyler Gordon. But there was a lingering possibility that Brisker wouldn’t be joining Gordon for the start of camp because he hadn’t signed his deal yet. The Penn State product was the only draft pick who didn’t check in during the Bears’ scheduled rookie arrival time. The holdup with Brisker’s deal reportedly came down to guarantees in the later years of his rookie deal. But in the end, the Bears and Brisker were able to iron out a deal. And isn’t that all that matters.
All is well that ends well, better late than never (but never late is better), and all that jazz.
Now, we move on to the next contract squabble.
Roquan Smith, come on down…