The Bears on Wednesday signed receiver Equanimeous St. Brown to a one-year contract extension through the 2023 season.
In his first year with the Bears, St. Brown has started all 15 games he's appeared in, catching 20 passes for 320 yards and one touchdown. He has also excelled as a blocker, helping the Bears lead the NFL in rushing, averaging 181.0 yards per game.
St. Brown, 26, joined the Bears after spending four years with the Packers. He was selected by Green Bay in the sixth round of the 2018 draft out of Notre Dame. He appeared in 37 games with 10 starts over three seasons with the Packers—missing the entire 2019 campaign with an ankle injury—and caught 37 passes for 543 yards and one touchdown.
St. Brown's brother, Amon-Ra St. Brown, plays receiver for the Lions, and their father, John Brown, was a bodybuilder who won Mr. Universe twice and Mr. World three times.
For players like St. Brown who sign extensions before the end of the regular season, their signing bonus is counted on the 2022 salary cap, not the 2023 one.