The Bears' decision to let running back Matt Forte walk away in free agency could end up backfiring on them.It's easy to see the advantages of this move, should it happen. Eddie Lacy was problematic last season and while he seems to be getting in shape, you have to wonder. Forte is an excellent runner and receiver and, from what I can tell, a really smart football player. He would give the Packers a lot of options that they don't really get out of James Starks. And let's face it, there's always an added joy in sticking it to the Bears.
According to ESPN.com, Forte is drawing interest from the last team that Bears fans want to see him sign with: the Green Bay Packers.
Packers general manager Ted Thompson usually tries to avoid bringing in outside free agents, but it appears that he might be willing to make an exception with Forte, if the two sides can agree on a price.
Although the sight of Forte in a Packers uniform would probably make any Bears fan cringe, it would likely bring a smile to the face of Aaron Rodgers.
If I were a betting man, I'd assume Forte is more likely to end up in New England, but he'd look very good in green. We'll see.