Matt Forte

Running Back Age: 29 Exp: 7 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#44 overall), 2008 College: Tulane
  • Current Contract

    Matt Forte signed a 4 year, $30,400,000 contract with the Chicago Bears, including a $4,000,000 signing bonus, $13,800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,600,000. In 2015, Forte will earn a base salary of $7,050,000, a roster bonus of $1,050,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000. Forte has a cap hit of $9,200,000 while his dead money value is $1,000,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $30,400,000
    Signing Bonus $4,000,000
    Average Salary $7,600,000
    Guaranteed $13,800,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2012 Contract details by year $800,000 $1,000,000 $5,000,000 - $6,800,000 -
    2013 Contract details by year $1,700,000 $1,000,000 $4,568,750 - $7,268,750 $7,000,000
    2014 Contract details by year $5,950,000 $1,000,000 $850,000 $100,000 $7,900,000 $2,100,000
    2015 Contract details by year $7,050,000 $1,000,000 $1,050,000 $100,000 $9,200,000 $1,000,000
    2016 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $13.8 million guaranteed
    • Signing Bonus: $4 million
    • 2012 Roster Bonus: $5 million
    • 2013 Roster Bonus: $4.5 million
    • 2013 Per-Game Bonus: $500,000
    • 2014 Per Game Bonus: $850,000
    • 2015 Per Game Bonus: $1.05 million
    • 2013-15 Workout Bonus: $100,000
    • Incentives: $4 million
    • 1,625 Combined Yards: $400,000
    • 15 TD: $100,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the NFLPA, Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Previous Contracts

    2008-2011Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $3,766,500
    Signing Bonus $1,533,333
    Average Salary $941,625
    Guaranteed $2,000,000
    Free Agent: 2012 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Misc. Cap Hit Dead
    2008 $295,000 $383,333 $528,167 $1,206,500 -
    2009 $385,000 $383,333 - $768,333 -
    2010 $470,000 $383,333 - $853,333 -
    2011 $600,000 $383,333 - $983,333 -
    2012 Free agent year UFA  
    • $2 million guaranteed
    • Signing bonus: $1.533 million
    • 2008 Incentives: $528,167
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $295,000 $1,533,333 - - - - $528,167 $2,356,500
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $385,000 - - - - - - $385,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $470,000 - - - - - - $470,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - - - - - - $600,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $800,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000 - - - - $9,800,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,700,000 - $4,568,750 - - - - $6,268,750
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $5,950,000 - $850,000 $100,000 - - $16,031 $6,916,031
    Est. Earnings (7 seasons) $10,200,000 $5,533,333 $10,418,750 $100,000 - - $544,198 $26,796,281
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Matt Forte ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($9,200,000) Rank
    NFL: #68
    Chicago Bears: #3
    Running Back: #2

    Total Cash ($8,200,000) Rank
    NFL: #93
    Running Back: #0

    Average Annual ($7,600,000) Rank
    NFL: #118
    Running Back: #0