The Matt Forte contract situation has gone from bad to worse. The Pro Bowl running back in entering next season under the franchise tag, and he is not happy about it.
The ongoing situation with Forte's contract has lasted almost a year now. He sought a new deal going into last season and threatened to sit out the preseason before deciding against it. There is a good chance he will go a different way this year.
After the recent signing of another backup running back, Forte vented publicly. "There's only so many times a man that has done everything he's been asked to do can be disrespected" said Forte on his Twitter account. "Guess the GOOD GUYS do finish last ..."
Smith may still feel everything will work out fine, but if it doesn't soon, there is a good chance Forte will hold out. Here are five reasons why he would be wise to do so.