Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/15/12
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Matt Forte wasn’t a household name when he was selected in the second round (44th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2008 NFL Draft. With 1,238 and eight touchdowns on the ground, Forte quickly made a name for himself in his rookie season. Those numbers have not been duplicated since.Forte was well on his way to besting that total last season before sustaining a season-ending knee injury in week 12, finishing with 997 yards on the ground. Last season also marked the fourth and final season of his rookie contract. Forte made it no secret he wanted to be inked to a long-term deal. The Bears finally caved just before the start of training camp this year and gave Forte a 4-year $32 Million deal. But was it a wise move?The 2011 pro-bowl back has played in eight games this season, missing one game due to an ankle injury. Forte has rushed for a meager 578 yards this season and three touchdowns. Before this season Forte has been the main cog in the Bears offense.Insert the addition of Bra...
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