Time is running out for the Bears and Matt Forte to reach a long-term deal.
The Bears voluntary offseason workout program begins Monday, and unless there is a major shift between now and then, Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte will not participate.
Forte’s downfall was when he let his internal frustrations become external outbursts. The backlash from that single Tweet has painted Forte as a greedy, selfish player, discontent with the roughly 1,400% raise he was offered.
Matt Forte came into last season looking for an extension, but did not reach an agreement with the Bears.
While placing the franchise tag on Bears running back Matt Forte seems like the logical solution for the Bears, that idea is not so popular among current NFL players.