By Steve Kish
The Bears finally came to an agreement on an extension with Pro Bowl
running back Matt Forte. The contract is for four years and worth $32
million reports say. The Bears and Forte just beat the 4 p.m. deadline
on Monday for those players with Franchise tag tenders. Forte would
have been paid $7.749 million this season if the sides didn’t agree on
a contract extension.
Forte had been asking for an extension at the beginning of last
season. The two sides could not come to terms. Forte then had the
first Pro Bowl season for a Bears running back in two decades, the
last being Neal Anderson in 1991. He rushed for 997 yards rushing and
1487 total yards from scrimmage before being injured on Dec 4th.
Forte is entering his fifth season , all with the Chicago Bears.