Booker chose Bears for opportunity

SHARE Booker chose Bears for opportunity
SHARE Booker chose Bears for opportunity

Wide receiver Marty Booker mulled the possibility of signing with the New England Patriots, but said Thursday on a conference call that the opportunity to be a No. 1 receiver with the Bears helped him make his decision.

Booker agreed to a $3.5 million, two-year contract Tuesday night.

“I just figured it would be a better opportunity for me to come to Chicago and the opportunity prsented itself. I had to jump on it,” Booker said.

“Going anywhere else I would have had to take that role of being a No. 2 or No. 3 guy and I look at this coming into Chicago I have that opportunity to get that No. 1 job and be the No. 1 guy. The opportunity and the option here was just better for me and then plus Chicago, this is where it all started. I still feel I have some unfinishd business up there.”

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