A wide receiver when he first arrived at Michigan State, Langford has excelled as a dual-purpose threat since replacing the injured Forte three weeks ago.
The fourth-round pick has done his best Forte impression, racking up 324 yards from scrimmage the past two weeks.
Forte is right to wonder if he will be playing in a different uniform next season. The Bears can replace him at a fraction of the cost.
Langford isn't the only greenhorn on the rise. Here is Around The NFL's latest Rookie of the Year watch for Week 11:
From Rams general manager Les Snead: "He reminds you of three or four different people, and those people, they're usually the best at one style or skill. That's what's rare about Todd. It takes like four backs to become one him."
From Georgia coach Mark Richt: "His blood pumps differently than most people's. "He's not your normal 'great back' even. From the waist down, he's built like a Clydesdale. He just glides."
From Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, the rookie record holder for rushing yards: "He's a different kind of runner. He has great speed, great moves, great instincts. I told everyone before the draft: He's going to be a monster."
4. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans quarterback: Mariota pulled off a spectacular 23-yard touchdown run in Thursday night's loss, but simply had no reliable help in the passing game beyond tight end Delanie Walker. "It was pretty productive there until the last play," interim coach Mike Mularkey said. "(Mariota) had a lot to do with that. He had a chance to win it. He is going to win a lot of those games."
8. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback: "I tell you what -- I've watched him a lot and been a fan of his. That kid is relentless," former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham told the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday. "When people count him out, he steps up to the plate. I think he has the same thing I had: You tell him what he can't do and he'll prove you wrong."
10. Mario Edwards, Oakland Raiders defensive end: The draftniks got this one wrong when they declared Edwards a second-round reach. A monster versus the run in Pittsburgh two weeks ago, Edwards spent last Sunday afternoon chasing Teddy Bridgewater around the gridiron to the tune of four hurries, two QB hits and a sack. His two-game stretch is as impressive as any Leonard Williams has had this season.