ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that veteran RB Matt Forte is signing with the Jets.
- Manish Mehta reports that Forte receives a three-year contract worth $12 million with $8 million guaranteed. Mehta adds that there is $4 million in escalators included in the agreement.
Forte reportedly had interest from the Dolphins, Packers and Texans, but it appears as though he’ll be headed to New York to replace Chris Ivory.
Forte, 30, he has played out his four-year, $30.4 million contract that included $13.8 million guaranteed. He’s now in position to be one of the best available running backs in this year’s free agent market.
In 2015, Forte has appeared in 13 games and ran for 898 yards on 218 carries (4.1 YPC) to go along with 44 receptions for 389 yards receiving and seven total touchdowns for the Bears. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 19 running back out of 68 qualifying players.