Despite the lack of national recognition throughout his career, Matt Forte was a great running back who deserves Hall of Fame votes when eligible in 2023
Over his ten year NFL career, Matt Forte was one of, if not the most complete running back in the entire league. When the Chicago Bears decided to not resign him, he went to the New York Jets to finish off one of the most underrated careers in NFL history.
During his eight years in Chicago, no player had more total yards from scrimmage (12,718). Only three more players had more rushing yards (8,602) and no running back had more receptions (487).
But even when he caught 102 passes out of the backfield in 2014, he didn’t get an invite to the Pro Bowl. Even though that number set a record for the most receptions by any running back in a single-season, still no invite.