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Matt Forte is having a break out year for the Chicago Bears and is probably their MVP so far.
Forte has wanted a new deal, as everyone knows, for awhile now and the Bears refusing to extend him is a mistake.
Forte is dominating the league and is such a huge part of the Bears' offense. He is still playing on his rookie contract and deserves more.
Does it make sense to pay him right now? No.
Running backs are so hit or miss, it would be the smartest move to just franchise tag him and see if he can continue his dominance on one year deals.
But that doesn't matter.
There are some guys you just need to take care of, out of respect. You have to show the your team and the rest of the league that you are willing to pay guys who earn it.
As a front office, you are willing to pony up cash for players who play with heart and determination and sacrifice everything to help the team win.
Forte is one of those guys.
Pay the man.