Originally written on Beer Mug Sports  |  Last updated 3/23/12

Matt Forte went off a bit on Twitter after it was announced that the Bears had signed Michael Bush to a four-year, $14-million contract (with $7 million guaranteed).  Forte, who has been placed under the franchise tag, is set to make $7.74 million in 2012, which is a $7 million dollar raise from last year! 

If I was Forte I would be pissed as well.  He is arguably a top 5 NFL running back, but he has yet to receive a long term contract.  With the life span of NFL backs being very short, he has reason to be concerned. That being said, expect Matt Forte to hold out of camp in an attempt to get the long term deal he deserves, just like Chris Johnson did last year.  

If the Bears were smart, they would just pay the guy his worth and quit with all of the games. 

On a side note,  Bears 2011 back up runner Marion Barber retired today.  Marion is best known for this amazing face plant after an attempted flip.  What a dick.


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