"I wouldn't trade him for anybody else," Cutler said of Forte, via the team's official website. "He's a three-down back. He does so much protection-wise. He does so much in the passing game. You can line him up in all different scenarios, all different sets. He gets the job done. He's kind of a security blanket for us."
Forte turns 30 in December, which is one reason a trade is unlikely, but Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase doesn't believe the back is beholden to the 30-year cliff like many other tailbacks.
"The age thing for him, I don't even know if it's relevant," Gase said. "He's playing at an elite level. He was leading the league in rushing there for a minute. We'll see what happens in the next 10 games, but I'm pretty sure people know we're going to try to get him the ball."