Matt Forte's Chicago future is up in the air.
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As of early December, the Bears had not offered the impending free agent a new contract, which means the 30-year-old running back is likely heading to the open market.
"It's not even about the money," Forte emphasized. "I want to be in the Super Bowls."
If the two sides do part ways, New England makes sense as a potential landing spot.
The Patriots have played in five consecutive AFC Championship Games and have a glaring need at running back after watching Steven Jackson and James White hamstring their efforts in their season-ending loss to the Broncos.
Might the rich be getting richer atop the AFC East?