Forte (@MattForte22) followed up his previous tweet by mentioning that he’s open to some added competition.
“For the record I’m not mad at the signing of another running back….I embrace competition as well as help.”
This it the best part!
“But as for not taking care of ur own and undervaluing a player under his market value is another story!”
I can understand why the Bears aren’t jumping to give Forte a top-ten contract but so enough they’ll have to make a decision regarding his future with the team because franchise tags increase by 20% for consecutive years. If Chicago isn’t willing to pay him, I’m sure someone will be.
The Chicago Bears recent signing of Michael Bush apparently isn’t sitting well with RB Matt Forte. Chicago has been promising him that a long-term deal would eventually get done for a while now, but the Bears elected to franchise him and sign someone else in free agency.
Forte expressed his disappointment with the teams’ decision today on his twitter account.
“There’s only so many times a man that has done everything he’s been asked to do can be disrespected! Guess the GOOD GUYS do finish last….”
He also retweeted some comments from his former teammate Greg Olsen that helped to emphasize his frustrations further.
It’s surprising to see the Bears continue to slight their best offensive weapon who is still just 26 years old. Forte figures to be an obvious holdout candidate at this point in time.