"Matt was the only player we targeted, and we made him, in my opinion, a very lucrative offer, and it wasn't able to get done," Angelo said. "Our intent is still to have Matt play the bulk of his years in Chicago, and we'll just have to wait and see."
Forte, who accounts for a higher percentage of his team's offense than any NFL player, has been outspoken most of the season about wanting a new contract. He told "NBC Sports Talk" last Friday: "I feel like if I was on any other team ... and you then produce well enough the past four years ... that it would be easy to really get a deal done. I'm not really sure what the problem is."