Matt Forte has the patience of a saint (or, Bear I guess). After not being rewarded with the long-term deal that he had been hoping for, the Bears went ahead and signed another running back this offseason, Michael Bush. But to let everyone know that his injured knee was fine, Forte posted a video of him testing his knee. Looks like that worked because he is finally getting his money:
The Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth roughly $32 million, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Bears had placed their franchise tag on Forte in March and the sides had until 4 p.m. ET on Monday to reach an agreement. Without a long-term deal, the Pro Bowl running back would have had to play the 2012 season under the $7.749 million tender or sit out the season.
Forte sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee early in a Dec. 4 loss to Kansas City and sat out the rest of the season.