It appears that tension is growing between the Chicago Bears and RB Matt Forte after the two sides were unable to reach a deal before the season started.
“Obviously someone doesn’t believe I’m an elite running back,” Forte said, per John Mullin of CSNChicago.com.
The Bears reportedly offered Forte a deal that didn’t come close to his expectations which is why talks have broken off in recent weeks.
“I’d like to get paid off of the production,” Forte said. “When you look at the production and what level that’s on and you look at some of the guys who are producing and what they get paid, it’s not that hard.”
It’s only been a few weeks into the season but Forte has proven his value as he has accounted for a staggering percentage of the teams offense. If Bears GM Jerry Angelo continues to slight Forte, he’s risking losing their best offensive weapon. Chicago will still have their franchise tag to use but that’s not going to go over well with Forte and his representation.