Sherrick McManis will remain in the same state as his alma mater, as the former Northwestern cornerback has re-signed with the NFL’s Chicago Bears on a two-year contract, according to ChicagoBears.com.
McManis — who is both a cornerback and a special teams player — is the longest-tenured player on the Bears roster. He joined the Bears in 2012.
“I’m excited to be back and try to help finish what I started,” McManis told ChicagoBears.com. “I got some interest from some other places, but I was happy that the Bears alsowere interested and wanted me back because this is where I wanted to be.”
In his six seasons with the Bears, he has played in 84 games, making 34 total tackles and recovering 3 fumbles as a defensive back. As a special-teams player, McManis has recorded 80 tackles, including 38 over the last three years, which is third-most among all NFL players on special teams.
Prior to being traded to the Bears in 2012, McManis played two seasons with the Houston Texans. The Texans selected McManis in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
In 46 games over four years at Northwestern, McManis made 201 total tackles — 8 of which were tackles for loss — and intercepted 9 passes.
The Bears welcomed him back on Twitter:
We have re-signed Sherrick McManis to a two-year contract.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) March 27, 2018
In addition, Northwestern congratulated McManis, calling him “one of the most respected guys in any locker room.”
— Northwestern Football (@NUFBFamily) March 27, 2018