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The deal that I thought was less likely to get done than Drew Brees was reportedly just finished moments ago as the Bears and star running back Matt Forte have come to an agreement.
The deal, with details still coming in, is said to be for four years at roughly $8 million per year. That’s comparable to the deal that Houston gave star running back Arian Foster, who will average around $8.5 million per year over five seasons.
When the Bears re-signed Khalil Bell and brought in free agent Michael Bush over the offseason, I didn’t think things looked good for Forte long-term in Chicago. At least not in terms of getting a new deal done. But Chicago wanted to avoid any possible distractiont hat a holdout would have caused and apparently gave in to the pro bowler’s demands.
The new deal is a slight raise over the one-year franchise tender that would have paid Forte $7.74 million this season. The new contract Forte and his agent were seeking was well earned based off of his performanc...
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Running back Matt Forte has reportedly agreed to a four-year deal worth $32 million with the Chicago Bears.
The Bears had until later today to make a deal with Forte as he refused to sign his one-year, $7.749 franchise tender.
With 4,233 rushing yards, 1,985 receiving yards and 29 touchdowns in four years, Forte has been very productive for the Bears and earned a long-term deal.
It has been a long time coming for the Chicago Bears and Matt Forte, but it seems that their stand-still may have come to an end. In the same week that Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints came to an agreement,it now seems that Forte and the Bears have done the same.
Here is the tweet from Sean Jensen of the Chicago-Sun Times:
BREAKING: #Bears finalizing what is expected to be...
The four-year contract signed by Matt Forte yesterday makes the running back happy, but when looked at as a whole, the Chicago Bears truly won out in this deal.
The Bears and running back Matt Forte agreed to a four-year contract Monday, hours before the deadline for franchise players to sign new deals. ESPN reported the deal will have an average value of $8 million per season. Had Forte not signed a new agreement, he would have played under a one-year, $7.749 million franchise tender. In four seasons with the Bears, Forte has averaged...
Under the gun of today's deadline for franchise players to agree to multi-year contracts with their teams, the Chicago Bears agreed to terms with running back Matt Forte. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, who broke word of the deal, indicates it's a four-year deal. Financial terms have not yet been confirmed, but Adam Schefter notes the deal averages about $8 million...
After more than a year of negotiations, the Chicago Bears have finally signed their Pro Bowl running back, inking Matt Forte to a four-year contract this afternoon.
CHICAGO—Matt Forte’s contract saga was only second to Drew Brees’ in terms of the stakes and the drama that was involved.
The RB is now guaranteed to be in camp on time after he skipped OTAs and mini-camp while he was fishing for a new deal after he was franchised back in March.
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Matt Forte’s endless quest for a long-term deal has reached a conclusion just before the deadline for franchise players to get contract extensions or else wait and possibly hold out. Clock is still ticking on Ray Rice. Anyway, Forte got a four-year deal from the Bears for roughly $32 million. Guaranteed money figures aren’t out yet (Chicago Sun-Times reports it’s slightly...
Many Chicago Bears fans have been patiently waiting to hear the outcome of negotiations between the Bears and Running Back Matt Forte. Finally they have come to an agreement: $32 million contract over 4 years. Impatient fans were sweating over the wait and starting to get heated over Forte’s lack of agreeing, perhaps he felt pressured into [...]
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