NFL Rumors: Bears Extending Matt Forte?

The Chicago Bears exceeded nearly everyones expectation for the 2010 season and a lot of the teams success had to Matt Forte‘s return to his 2008 form.

Now that the Bears season is over they begin to make plans for the upcoming season but since they will have only a free agents to deal with during the offseason, there’s a good chance that they address some of the players that are in line for a contract extension.

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune discussed the idea today and mentions that Forte had the highest yards-per-carry of any Chicago Bears running back since 1989. Forte value to the Bears offense cannot be overstated because he kept opposing defenses in check which helped to open up the Bears passing game.

Forte is set to make a meager $550,000 which is a staggeringly small sum when compared to Bears backup Chester Taylor who will make $1.2 million for the upcoming season. It’s pretty safe to say that Forte will be making more than that come next as long as a new CBA agreement is reached.

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