Tennessee Titans should trade for Matt Forte


I wrote a piece here explaining why it is time to speculate about this, so I encourage you to read it before going any further…

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Alright, let’s talk about it.

The Chicago Bears are cutting ties with literally anyone that has a decent trade market. They have already sent Jon Bostic and Jared Allen off to the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers respectively, and they probably aren’t done.

According to this video from Bleacher Report, the Chicago Bears aren’t ready to trade Matt Forte yet, but does that really mean anything? Forte is set to be a free agent at the end of the year, and he is going to be a 30 year old running back. Do they expect to get a big compensatory pick from him? I would assume not.

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  • So, with that in mind the Tennessee Titans are the perfect trade partners and here are some quick reasons why:

    1. They are looking to find a foundation back for their team, and Forte is that guy. He can run the ball, catch the ball, block in pass protection, and really anything else you want out of a starting running back.

    2. The offense is trying to make an identity as a team that can make things happen on the ground and that was evident in Sunday’s game. This team is going to pound the ball in around the redzone.

    3. More than just the short yardage running, Forte would be a great compliment to Mariota. He has already targeted the running backs 17 times this season in just three games. That means that by the end of the year he is on pace to throw 96 passes to the running backs. Forte does great things with the ball in his hand in space, why wouldn’t that be a perfect fit for this offense.

    4. The cost is the biggest part of this whole thing. The Tennessee Titans have two sixth round picks in 2016 and the draft has already shown that you can find quality running backs in those rounds if you are smart. If I were Ruston Webster, I would call the Chicago Bears today and give them the option of two 6th round picks, or one 5th round pick for a guy they only have under contract for 13 more games. That is a win-win for both sides and it would give the Bears the tools they need to rebuild that team from the ground up.

    I am excited to see the Titans at the trade deadline because they have ammo this year, and they have a reason to make moves. Is this a move they could make?

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