Matt Forte, who has spent his entire 8-year NFL career with the Chicago Bears, now has a new team: The New York Jets. According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the 2-time Pro Bowl running back is headed to the AFC to play for Todd Bowles and the Jets.
Matt Forte is signing with the NY Jets, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016
In Forte’s 8 seasons, he’s amassed over 8,600 yards, which is good for an average of just sover 1,000 yards per season, a significant achievement. He was named to the Pro Bowl after his 2011 and 2013 seasons, and in 2014 he set the single-season record for catches by a running back when he caught 102 passes for the Bears.
In 13 games last year, Forte rushed for 898 yards and four touchdowns, and caught 44 passes, totaling 398 yards and three touchdowns. Forte missed three games early on in the season due to a knee injury.