Matt Forte RUMORS & NEWS

  • Todd Bowles attributes Matt Forte’s struggles to blocking not age

    Pro Football Talk "After generating 196 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the team’s first two games, Jets running back Matt Forte has seen his production drop significantly in four straight losses — from 65 yards to 27 to 53 to 19. He also has a career-low 3.5 yards per carry. Those numbers prompted..." October 22

  • Matt Forte says if Jets keep winning, he doesn't care if he has '1,000 touches'

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the Jets signed Matt Forte to a three-year, $12 million contract during free agency last March, many assumed the running back would be a difference maker on offense. After all, Forte gave the Jets their most complete back since LaDainian Tomlinson five years ago. Someone capable of not..." September 17

  • Why Matt Forte, ready for debut, can be difference-maker for Jets

    ESPN New York "It's the same quarterback, the same group of wide receivers, the same tight ends and the same offensive line -- well, almost the same line. Continuity is a good thing in the transient world of the NFL, so the New York Jets have that going for them as they prepare for the 2016 season. The..." August 25

  • Jets RB Matt Forte not worried about hamstring injury, says he’ll ‘definitely’ be ready for Week 1

    New York Daily News "Matt Forte is anxiously playing the waiting game. The Jets’ new running back still isn’t sure when exactly the nagging hamstring woe that has sidelined him for the majority of training camp will allow him to fully participate in all activities, but he quelled any concerns about him missing..." August 17

  • Matt Forte to split carries with Bilal Powell

    Sportsnaut "The New York Jets don’t want to burn out veteran running back Matt Forte, who is reportedly going to split carries this year with Bilal Powell. Speaking with ESPN’s Mike Clay, Jets reporter Darryl Slater dropped this knowledge: For the Jets, this is just smart planning and a good use of..." August 02

  • Matt Forte on Bears exit: 'You're just a jersey number to them'

    Larry Brown Sports "Cordial breakups are apparently not the Chicago Bears’ forte. In a recent interview with, Jets running back Matt Forte discussed his departure from the Bears, the only NFL team he had ever played for. “At first you’re like, why wouldn’t they want a guy who does everything right,..." July 19

  • Forte still reeling after leaving Bears: 'Always just a jersey number'

    Pro Football Weekly "Loyalty in the NFL really has two strains: Loyalty between a franchise and a player, and loyalty between those in the locker room. Sometimes, despite their best wishes, time has a way of slowly detaching franchises from players that have given them wins, records and fans for their..." July 02

  • Matt Forte wants to 'turn back the time' with Jets

    Newark Star-Ledger "Matt Forte, the Jets' new No. 1 running back, said he feels physically fresh, and ready to roll, entering his ninth NFL season. He has 2,077 career carries on his body, plus 500 catches. And he is 30 years old. So he knows maintenance is critical. After the Bears opted to not re-sign..." June 04

  • Jets' Matt Forte: 'It would be disappointing for everybody' if Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn't re-sign

    Newark Star-Ledger "Earlier this offseason, Matt Forte said he would be "disappointed" if the Jets didn't re-sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. Well, Fitzpatrick still remains unsigned. On Wednesday, after an organized team activities practice, Forte said that while he likes the Jets' current starting..." June 02

  • Jets' Forte set on breaking the myth about RBs over 30

    New York Post "Q: Being as driven as you are, are you out to prove life begins at 30 for a running back? A: Yeah, of course. When I was first coming up on a contract renewal when I was in Chicago, it was that, “Oh, running backs, the value’s not there.” But then I wanted to break the mold on that because the..." May 15

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