Well, it looks like the New York Jets did not wait long to figure out their Chris Ivory replacement.
Matt Forte, the former running back of the Chicago Bears, has agreed to a deal in principle to make him a New York Jet. According to ESPN, the Jets reached out to Forte Wednesday afternoon and were able to hammer out a deal relatively quick. In his eight-year career, the 30-year-old running back has a lot of miles on his body and was supposedly looking to land with a contender in order to get a Lombardi Trophy.
NEWSFLASH MATT, you're not going to get that with the Jets.
Forte is a dual threat running back, something that is appealing to most teams in the NFL. In 2015, Forte had nearly 400 yards receiving, and almost 900 on the ground. With Chris Ivory's deal in the five-year, $30 million range, expect Forte's number to be lower.
This deal also solidifies the thought that Bilal Powell, who has also been linked to the Patriots, will almost certainly not be retained by the Jets. However, reports have come out saying that the Pats are now OUT on Powell.
Forte had long been linked to the Patriots and Packers, among other teams, and would have fit nicely with either team.