The Chicago Bears suffered a stunning home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs 10-3 on Sunday but after RB Matt Forte suffered a knee injury, you have to wonder if Forte has played his last game for the Chicago Bears. Forte is in the final year of his contract and the Chicago Bears have not made serious efforts to re-sign the productive running back.
Forte suffered what is being described as a low-grade MCL sprain and early reports suggest Forte could miss between 2-4 weeks, other reports suggest that he could be done for the remainder of the season. As anemic as the Bears offense looked yesterday against the hapless Kansas City Chiefs the Bears could find themselves completely out of the playoff picture after the next few weeks. QB Caleb Haine threw three interceptions and finished the afternoon with a 23.8 passer rating. Chicago went 0-11 on third down.
The Bears got a good look at what their offense will look like without Forte in the backfield next year, and it was pretty miserable. Even with Jay Cutler under center, the Bears can ill-afford to lose Forte in free agency unless they draft one of the top running backs coming out of college next season, but the Bears have other positions they need to focus on in the 2012 NFL Draft.
The Chicago Bears would be wise to meet with Forte’s agent in the next few weeks and get a deal done for the running back before he heads out of town and takes his talents some place else.