Matt Forte To Retire As A Chicago Bear

Published March 6, 2018 at 1:02 PM

"The Chicago Bears have had a rich history of running backs including legends of the game like Walter Payton and Gail Sayers. When it comes to the great running backs in Bears history, Matt Forte is up there with the best of the best.
Before moving on to the New York Jets following the 2015 season, Forte finished his Bears career with 8602 rushing yards, 4116 receiving yards on 487 catches and 64 total touchdowns.
Forte was originally drafted by Jerry Angelo in the second-round (44th overall) out of Tulane University. He is second in Bears franchise history in rushing yards, fourth in rushing touchdowns, fifth in rushing yards per game, seventh in receiving yards (second most by a running back) and second in catches.
On Monday night, Forte announced on both NBC Sports Chicago and social media that he will sign a one-day contract with the team so he can officially retire as a member of the Bears. There has been no official word on when this will happen.
Congratulations on a great career and thank you for all the memories, Matt!


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