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Since Matt Forte has came into the league, he has been one of the most underrated players in the NFL. Forte is just spewing talent, and on Sunday he piled up 158 total yards and two touchdowns.
He did all this with limited minutes in the fourth quarter. His limited fourth quarter minutes might have been done in an attempt to control his stats so he will not have as good of a case for a new deal, but that is another issue.
The Bears need Forte, he is almost as important as Jay Cutler, and is the perfect back for Mike Martz's offense.
He can run, he can catch and he can block, and, if the Bears don't pony up, we will see that he can walk.
Forte is a guy that every team in the NFL would want. He has outstanding character, which has been evident throughout the preseason.
Forte wanted new deal before the season, but he came to camp and participated. He played through the preseason even though he did not have a new deal, and now he is not going to hold out in the regular season even though he is only making $550,000 this season.
I don't know what is more impressive, his on field play or off-the-field actions.
The Bears need to lock Forte up as soon as possible, or he will be suiting up for a new city in 2012.