Kyle Long Embraces Role As Bears Most Overpaid Player
Last week, Bleacher Report released each NFL team’s most overpaid player. According to the article by Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report, the list includes NFL stars such as Todd Gurley, David Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo and Eli Manning.
The most natural response to being named to this list would typically result in a livid or upset manner. However, the Chicago Bear’s most overpaid player, Kyler Long, chose to have some fun with his critics.
The Bears guard tweeted “Shoutout to my agent” in response to the article released by Bleacher Report.
The 2013 first round pick is one season into a four-year contract extension that pays him an average of $10 million a year. There are only seven NFL guards that have a higher average annual salary than him.
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have recently restructured his contract in order to lower his cap hit for the 2019 season. Details of the restructured deal have not been released yet.
Over the past three seasons, Long has not made a Pro-Bowl but the Bears value him as a crucial piece of a much improved offensive line.
Among notable names who loved Long’s reaction include Damien Woody, Asher Roth and Dale Earnhardt Jr.