Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune asks one of the many questions that follow the exits of Matt Forte:
“What will the Bears miss without Forte?
“Where do you even start? Probably his football intelligence. Or his durability and toughness. Or his versatility. Or his unselfish, low-maintenance demeanor.”
How about his instincts? An upright runner, the Bears have rarely had a running back with better vision. Because it isn’t as apparent as superior athleticism (which Forte didn’t lack) and flash, this greatest of his assets made his talent hard to recognize and is one of the things that caused him to be amongst the most underrated players in the league.