When the Bears signed Khalil Mack to his six-year, $141 million mega extension last September, he instantly became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.
It turns out, that doesn’t even crack the top 10 among athletes in the world.
Forbes released the list of highest-paid sports superstars, and the Bears outside linebacker was tied for 13th.
The business site lists Mack’s current pay at $55 million, tying him with Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton and boxer Anthony Joshua.
Their rankings combine salary and endorsements, and Mack would rank eighth in pure income from his NFL contract.
His contract included a $34 million signing bonus with up to $90 million in guarantees over the course of the deal.
The only NFL players making more money than him are all quarterbacks: Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson.
The top three highest-paid athletes are all soccer players, well over $100 million in total pay.
As the Bears prepare for a pivotal Week 11 matchup with the Rams, the team's injury report is trending in the wrong direction.
Take a look at the report from Thursday:
David Montgomery (ankle) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice after being limited Wednesday. Trey Burton (calf), Isaiah Irving (quad), Adam Shaheen (foot) and Danny Trevathan (elbow) also didn't practice.
Last Saturday, the Bears signed RB Ryan Nall and LB James Vaughters off their practice squad — potential candidates to see more run with Trevathan likely to miss time and Montgomery's status up in the air.
The Rams reported earlier this week that RT Rob Havenstein, WR Brandin Cooks and DB Darious Williams are all already ruled out for Sunday.
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