Chicago Bears Players Congratulate Matt Forte On His New Contract Via Twitter

The seemingly eternal contract dispute between the Chicago Bears and star running back Matt Forte ended just before a Monday afternoon deadline that would have sentenced the running back to a season of playing under the one-year franchise tag. The two sides did the sensible thing and met in the middle: Forte will earn $18 million in guaranteed money in a four-year, $32 million contract. The team had previously been offering $15 million guaranteed as the running back held out for $20 million.

The end of the stalemate is certainly a relief to every interested party. As the news broke that Forte had finally agreed to a deal, several Bears players took to Twitter to congratulate their teammate.

For more on the Bears, visit Windy City Gridiron.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

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.