Matt Forte RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Matt Forte would be ‘disappointed’ if Ryan Fitzpatrick is not back with Jets

    Newark Star-Ledger "Matt Forte, the Jets' new running back, offered some thoughts Tuesday about quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract standoff with the organization. Forte, appearing on CBS Sports Radio's "Tiki and Tierney," said he'd be "disappointed" if Fitzparick isn't back with the Jets in 2016. Here's..." April 27

  • Matt Forte upset the Bears never offered him a contract

    Windy City Gridiron "Social media is a wonderful way for people to keep connected, but it's also a way to stir some controversy if you don't think before you post. The Chicago Bears decided to allow running back Matt Forte to leave via free agency after 8 seasons, 2 Pro Bowls, 8,602 rushing yards, 487 receptions..." March 23

  • Jets' Marshall lobbies for Fitzpatrick, calls Forte most underrated RB of all time

    The Score "New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall continues to advocate on behalf of Ryan Fitzpatrick to ensure his quarterback remains with the Jets this spring. Marshall, who recorded 109 receptions for 1,502 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, said his rapport with the unrestricted free agent is..." March 13

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Matt Forte is signing with the NY Jets, per source.

  • Matt Forte agrees to deal with New York Jets "Matt Forte is headed to the New York Jets, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, per a source informed of negations." March 09

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Packers expressing interest in Bears free-agent RB Matt Forte, per source.

  • Report: Packers expressing interest in free agent Matt Forte

    The Score "The Green Bay Packers have expressed interest in acquiring running back Matt Forte, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN. Forte spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Packers' NFC North foes, the Chicago Bears, but was informed in February that he would not be re-signed. The..." March 08

  • What prompted Bears' decision to move on from Matt Forte?

    Chicago Tribune "Bears general manager Ryan Pace arrived at the NFL scouting combine this week with great enthusiasm, fully understanding the importance of this offseason. The Bears face questions up and down their roster after a 6-10 season left them in last place in the NFC North. But Pace is eager to continue..." February 25

  • Why free-agent workhorse Matt Forte is a perfect match for the Patriots

    CBS Sports "Why free-agent workhorse Matt Forte is a perfect match for the Patriots By Sean Wagner-McGough | Staff Writer February 14, 2016 1:14 pm ET Matt Forte joined the NFL in 2008. Since then, he's logged 12,718 yards from scrimmage -- the most among all NFL players in that span. And he's..." February 15

  • Matt Forte doesn't fit what Colts are looking for in next RB

    ESPN "Running back Matt Forte put out a message Friday that said the Chicago Bears did not plan to bring him back next season. Forte plans to continue his NFL career, but where? Nobody knows yet. So of course that led to some fans getting excited wondering if their favorite team would be a good fit for..." February 14

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    Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

    Asked a few NFL folks about Forte’s value. A few said he’ll be lucky to get more than $4M per year. Life of 30-yo back.

  • Matt Forte to Miami Dolphins would make sense if Lamar Miller leaves and price is right

    Miami Herald "People who win at chess know it isn’t just about the next move. They must think ahead. They must plan ahead. People who win at football, at building teams, do the same. With that in mind, the Miami Dolphins should now have running back Matt Forte suddenly and prominently on their..." February 13

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    Matt Forte @MattForte22

    Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end. I was…

  • Matt Forte says Bears won't re-sign him, ending 8-year Chicago career

    Chicago Tribune "Playing for an organization with a deep history of some of the best running backs the NFL has ever seen, Matt Forte walks away as the second-most productive back in Chicago Bears history. Forte announced on his Instagram account Friday morning that the club informed him earlier this week he was..." February 12

  • Matt Forte on wanting to return to Bears: Jay Cutler plays 'a huge role'

    CBS Sports "Matt Forte on wanting to return to Bears: Jay Cutler plays 'a huge role' By Sean Wagner-McGough | Staff Writer February 6, 2016 6:30 pm ET Impending free agent Matt Forte hit the dreaded age of 30. He has piled up more than 2,000 carries in his eight-year career, catching nearly 500 passes..." February 07

  • Matt Forte implies he'd take discount to play for contender "Matt Forte's Chicago future is up in the air. As of early December, the Bears had not offered the impending free agent a new contract, which means the 30-year-old running back is likely heading to the open market. Appearing on Friday's edition of NFL Network's Super Bowl Live, Forte..." February 06