The Matt Forte era is officially over in Chicago.
The news broke this morning that the Bears would not be offering Forte a new contract for the 2016 season and shortly after, Forte posted a heartfelt goodbye on his Instagram.
Forte was the Bears’ 2nd round draft pick in 2008 and has played for the Bears his entire career.
Check out Forte’s Goodbye post below:
Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end. I was informed earlier this week from the GM that they will not be attempting to re-sign me in free agency. I will remain forever grateful for my time spent in Chicago and being able to play for an organization with such a rich history. My only regret is not being able to win a Lombardi trophy for the best fans in all of sports. I’m excited about the next chapter of my NFL career. But, Chicago will always be home. God Bless and Bear Down!