As a franchise player, Melton is set to make $8,450,000 next season. In 14 games this past season, Melton had 44 tackles and six sacks.
"It just feels good to be thought of so highly," Melton told the Chicago Sun-Times. "Been a long road and now just want to get a long term deal done and remain a Bear for years to come."
Melton later tweeted about the announcement.