Phil Emery has pushed all the right buttons so far this offseason. If he couldn’t get Matt Forte signed, I wasn’t going to blame him. I was going to blame Jerry Angelo. Forte should have been signed in training camp last year. Had that happened, he would have received less money and therefore, more cap space for the Bears in the future. Regardless, Emery bailed the franchise out of a potentially shitty situation come next offseason because had Forte not been signed, both him and Urlacher would need new contracts at the same time.
I won’t say Forte was overpaid, but he earned a long-term contract. He has busted his ass from day one and did everything that was asked of him. I was screaming on this site for the last year to just give this guy whatever he wants. Instead, Jerry Angelo was low-balling him all of last season and Emery had to come in and clean the mess up just hours before the deadline.
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