Matt Forte Injury: Is Chicago Bears' RB Risking Millions By Playing In 2012 Pro Bowl?

The latest in the contract sage for Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is puzzling CSN Chicago analyst John Mullin. According to Mullin, forte plans to play in the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl, a move that could potentially damage his chances to sign a long-term deal with the Bears if he re-injures his knee.

According to Mullin, Forte understands the unpredictability of injuries, but does not seem to grasp the gravity of his situation:

"I can get injured walking out the door," Forte said as players left for the offseason. "The Pro Bowl, it’s my first time making it. I want to go out there and be on the field. I can’t worry about injuries all the time."

The difference now, however, is that he is playing without a contract.

Call it love of the game. Or call it...

Crazy? Bears head coach Lovie Smith doesn't think so. He in fact lauds the choice, saying:

"If Matt wants to play in the Pro Bowl, I’m all for him playing in the Pro Bowl," coach Lovie Smith said.

The 2012 NFL Pro Bowl, held annually in Honolulu, Hawaii, will take place Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.

For more on the Chicago Bears, head over to Windy City Gridiron. For more from around the NFL, visit SB Nation's NFL news hub. Stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago for more Chicago sports updates and breaking news.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Chicago

You must be a member of SB Nation Chicago to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Chicago. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.