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Did the Bears Make a Mistake Giving Long-Term Deal to a Running Back?

Matt MillerNFL Draft Lead WriterOctober 18, 2016

The Chicago Bears threw up a last-minute Hail Mary in their attempt to get franchise player Matt Forte under contract before the July 16, 4 p.m. ET deadline. And it worked.

Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Bears and Forte have agreed on a new four-year deal worth $32 million, an average of $8 million per year for the 26-year-old running back. The move gives both Forte and the Bears security, but was it the right move to be made?

Chicago's offseason was full of offensive moves. It signed running back Michael Bush, traded for wide receiver Brandon Marshall and then drafted wideout Alshon Jeffery. Keeping Forte has to be a plus, but only if the money is right.

NFC North lead blogger Andrew Garda and I break down the details of the deal, as we analyze whether the Bears made a mistake in signing Forte to a four-year deal.

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