As the Chicago Bears continue to force running back Matt Forte to wait for a new contract, his value will only continue to sky rocket. Each week he has continued to prove that he possesses the ability to be an elite player when he gets the ball in his hands.
Steve Jenson of the Chicago Sun-Times brought up an interesting possibility. He mentioned that since Forte is set to hit the free agent market this coming offseason, the Bears may decide to franchise him and pay him around $8 million for next season.
But, if the Bears aren’t willing to pay Forte $8 million next season, they may end up trading him so they can get the most value they can in return for him. This might allow the Bears to get at least a second round pick in return.
If the Bears do trade Forte, it would likely be during the offseason when they would have the oppuruntity to place the franchise tag on him and then deal him away.
I believe the Bears may be reluctant to pay Forte big time money since their offense is pass oriented. Which may lead them to not see the value in having a running back with a big contract.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone