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.
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