Bears Ink Pro Bowl Running Back D’Andre Swift To Three-Year Deal

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The Chicago Bears have reached a three-year agreement with Pro Bowl running back D’Andre Swift, as confirmed by a source familiar with the deal to The Associated Press on Monday. The source, speaking anonymously due to the signing period not officially commencing until Wednesday, disclosed that the contract is valued at $24 million, with $15.3 million guaranteed.

Originally drafted by Detroit and later acquired by Philadelphia in a draft-day trade last year, the 25-year-old Swift had a standout season in 2023, recording career-high stats with 1,049 rushing yards and five touchdowns, earning his inaugural Pro Bowl selection.

Having spent his first three seasons with the Lions, Swift boasts a career total of 593 carries for 2,729 yards and 23 rushing touchdowns. He has also contributed in the passing game with 195 receptions for 1,412 yards and eight scores. Swift will join Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson in the Bears’ backfield.

In addition to the acquisition of Swift, the Bears have been active in the offseason, recently securing a four-year, $76 million contract extension with Pro Bowl cornerback Jaylon Johnson, guaranteeing him $54.4 million, and signing veteran safety Kevin Byard to a two-year deal.

With a 7-10 record last season, the Bears are gearing up for the future, holding the No. 1 and No. 9 overall picks in the upcoming draft next month.