Matt Forte Reportedly Will Sign with New York Jets

Timothy RappFeatured Columnist

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 13:  Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs the ball in the third quarter against the Washington Redskins at Soldier Field on December 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Star running back Matt Forte is set to join the New York Jets after spending the first eight years of his career with the Chicago Bears, per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the move.

The Jets weren't the only team that pursued Forte. Rapoport reported the Miami Dolphins were also interested in adding Forte prior to the agreement.

On Tuesday, Schefter, citing a source, reported the Green Bay Packers expressed interest in Forte.

Forte told NFL Network's Super Bowl Live show that his primary goal in the future was to win Super Bowls even if it meant taking less money when he hits free agency this offseason, according to Chris Wesseling of

"It's not even about the money," he said. "I want to be in the Super Bowls."

Mike Reiss of speculated the New England Patriots could be a potential fit.

Forte won't be getting huge money given his age and the fact he rushed for the fewest yards of his career this past season (898). In total, he accumulated 1,287 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns.

But he's still a talented, multifaceted weapon who would benefit a contender in a limited role. That will make Forte a force for the Jets as he enters the end of his career.