Taylor agreed to a $12.5 million, four-year contract with $7 million guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. That's not far off the figures of $14 million in total value and $8 million guaranteed that a league source said the veteran back was gunning for last night.
A combination of Forte and Taylor in the backfield gives the Bears a legitimate 1-2 punch. Add a couple offensive lineman and our offense could be very scary.
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Contract details: Four years, 12.5 million. 7 million guaranteed year one.
Taylor's career stats (via wikipedia):
We have a plethora of RB's, so who's out? Will we see a Running Back tandem of Forte / Taylor / Bell? Are Peterson, Wolfe and Jones on their way out? What are your thoughts?
And get ready, Chicago: Julius Peppers is next. Adam Schefter (twitter)
Also, 670 the Score is mentioning that Halas Hall is abuzz and more moves are in the works that will make draft day much more exciting. Of couse, this is all speculation until something happens, but it does leave me intrigued.