Matt Forte still hasn't heard from Bears about a new contract
Running back Matt Forte has a contract that's set to expire next month, and it doesn't seem like the Chicago Bears are in any rush to re-sign him.
Forte said the Bears still haven't contacted him to talk about a contract extension.
I haven’t been called yet. so I guess they don’t know what they’re going to do yet.
After eight NFL seasons -- all with the Bears -- Forte is starting to consider the possibility of finishing his career with a different team. He detailed the factors that will go into his free-agency decision, if it comes to that.
Via the Sun-Times:
The contract is only a small part of it. You gotta consider the team — more specifically the quarterback that’s there. They have a good O-line? I also gotta consider the best place for my family to be.
Forte, 30, has been Chicago's leading rusher each of the past eight years, but he's coming off a season in which he recorded a career-low 898 yards on the ground. The Bears may want to move forward with Jeremy Langford, who showed promise as a rookie in 2015.
Even if the Bears are ready to move on, Forte should draw decent interest on the open market. The former second-round draft pick has been consistent, versatile and productive throughout his career -- with 8,602 rushing yards, 4,116 receiving yards and 64 total touchdowns since 2008.