Contract Evaluation: Matt Forte
The Chicago Bears and Matt Forte reached an agreement on a long-term deal just hours leading up to the deadline for franchise-tagged players to do so, coming to terms on a 4 year $32 million extension. The deal replaces a $7.74 million tender previously offered to the star running back.
Spotrac recently published an analytical prediction for the prospective deal, resulting in a 4 year $31 million estimate that was reduced to 4 years, $26 million due to injury risks, and the recent signing of Michael Bush.
Read on to see why mathematically this is deal works for both parties, but still leaves itself to a risk for the Bears.