Last night, 32 year old Frank Gore rushed 22 times for 98 yards (4.5 ypc) and 1 touchdown in the Colts' 27-20 win over the Texans. So far on the 2015 NFL season, Gore, who isn't getting any younger, has 76 carries for 325 yards (4.3 ypc), 3 rushing TDs, and 9 receptions for 46 yards.
Not bad for a player on the wrong side of 30.
After the 2014 season Gore was at 2,784 career touches, which is a lot of tread on his tires, yet he had at least two teams make him an offer in free agency. He ended up taking the Colts' deal of a $12 million, 3 year contract with $6.5 million guaranteed. That's not bad money for an over the hill player.
Which brings me to the Chicago Bears' Matt Forte.
With Forte being in the final year of his contract, and him being near the 30 year old plateau, there has been plenty of rumors that the Bears were open to trading their workhorse running back. I'm sure general manager Ryan Pace is listening to any and all offers that come his way, but as far as actively shopping him, I doubt it.
But with that being said, should the Bears trade Matt Forte?
Even if the Bears have no intention on offering Forte a 2 or 3 year deal this offseason, I think they should still hold on to him. Depending on what else they do in free agency next year, the odds could be greater they receive a higher compensatory draft pick than by what a trade would bring them this season.
If the Bears are sitting at just one win by the time the November 3rd trade deadline hits, they maybe they change their mind, move Forte and see what they have in Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey.
Then again there's the chance the Bears could string together a few wins and technically creep back into the wildcard hunt. The Bears next three opponents are a combined 3-9, so it's not too far fetched to think that the Bears could be 3 and 3 at the trade deadline.
But what do you guys think?
Should the Bears trade Matt Forte?
Should they let him walk in free agency?
Should they re-sign him?
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