Veteran NFL running back Matt Forte has announced his retirement today after 10 seasons in the league. The 32-year old running back spent most his career with the Chicago Bears, the team that drafted him 44th overall out Tulane in 2008, before signing with the New York Jets after the 2015 season.
According to NFL.com, Forte ranks second in Bears history behind Hall Famer Walter Payton in rushing yards (8,602), receiving yards by a running back (4,116), yards from scrimmage, 100-yard rushing games (24), scrimmage yards per game (106.0) and games with at least 150 yards from scrimmage (25).
Forte made the retirement announcement today on twitter in a statement to Sports Spectrum.
Since Forte’s rookie year in 2008, he has compiled 14,468 yards from scrimmage, which is more than any player in the league, according to ESPN. He ranks 33rd all-time in rushing yards (9,796) and 28th in career scrimmage yards (14,468).