Matt Forte Retires After Ten Seasons

| March 1st, 2018

Matt Forte formally announced his retirement Wednesday. Read the full text of that announcement HERE.

Three Thoughts on Forte:

  • Forte should be saluted for fighting through 2014 – the most embarrassing season in the history of the Chicago Bears. That year, Trestman’s last, Forte rushed for over a thousand yards and caught over a hundred passes.
  • Arguments can be made for Sayers (short spell) and Nagurski (different era) but Forte is the second best Bears running back of all-time.
  • Forte was the perfect fit for the modern game, an “air back”, and I give him a lot of credit for not hanging on an extra season in order to eclipse the 10,000-yard rushing mark. Forte isn’t going to the Hall of Fame but hitting that landmark would have most likely improved any case he intended to make.