Matt Forte officially became a member of the New York Jets on Thursday, and he marked the occasion with a late-night/early-morning social-media post that expressed his gratitude. The former Chicago Bears star also shared his rather lofty expectations.
"I hope to bring a championship home as well as a rushing title Like one of your greats, Curtis Martin," Forte wrote on his Instagram account.
To the people of New York: I could not be more excited for the opportunity to play for yet another legendary organization. The passionate fan base and culture that Coach Bowles has instilled were a huge draw. I hope to bring a championship home as well as a rushing title Like one of your greats, Curtis Martin. @nyjets J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets!
Actually, the Martin comparison is interesting. In 2004, he won the NFL rushing title (1,697 yards) at the age of 31. It was a remarkable accomplishment, one that probably secured his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Forte turned 30 in December.