This morning Matt Forte announced that he will retire after 10 seasons. Forte spent his last two seasons with the Jets, but he is mostly known for his prolific tenure with the Chicago Bears that would make one forget about his injury riddled 2017 campaign. Forte only played in 4 games last season, posting 381 rushing yards and 293 receiving yards, along with three total touchdowns.
With the Bears on the clock in 2008, they selected the dual threat running back Forte out of Tulane with the 44th pick of the draft, where he immediately became a force, posting 1,238 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie. The next 6 years, Forte posted consecutive 1,000+ rushing yard seasons while also being selected to the Pro Bowl twice during that span, in 2011 and 2013. Forte’s most notable season would come in 2013, where he tallied 1,339 yards and nine touchdowns along with 477 receiving yards.
Forte hangs up his cleats ranking 33rd all time in rushing (9,796) and with 75 career touchdowns. Also, over the last 10 seasons, it’s been no player has tallied more yards from scrimmage than Matt Forte, with 14,468. LeSean McCoy sits behind him at 13,470 yards from scrimmage.