The recently-turned 30-year-old is certain to generate interest on the open market. Which teams would want him and could afford the running back?
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Matt Forte was among the best all-purpose backs in the league in his time with the Bears and always carried himself like a pro.
Bears running back Jeremy Langford burst onto the NFL scene as a rookie and is now the heir apparent to Matt Forte.
Free agent running back Matt Forte confirmed Friday that he was told that he would not be re-signed by the Chicago Bears.
Finally healthy, veteran TE Zach Miller became a key playmaker for the Bears in 2015 and is poised to take on a larger role moving forward.
Watch out for Jeremy Langford in Year 2
The Bears rookie flashed in his debut campaign, even if his yards per carry average (3.6) was a little low. Expect Langford to become a focal point in 2016 with Matt Forte likely to leave. Breakout candidates (Insider)
Prediction: Cutler's son plays in SB LXXII
In a fun glimpse into the future, Camden Cutler -- son of Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari -- leads the Bears to the big game in the year 2038. However, Cutler loses to Marshall Manning, son of Peyton. The next 25 Super Bowls
The Bears may bring Shea McClellin back, but they need to bring in more competition at inside linebacker.
Sherrick McManis' contributions on special teams can't be overlooked and the Bears ought to consider re-signing McManis to a one-year deal.
Predicting Chicago's offseason
Jeff Dickerson predicts that Matt Forte's time in Chicago is up. The running back is on record saying the Bears have not approached him about a new deal since the end of the 2015 season. Offseason predictions
Will the Bears regress in '16?
The Bears got better in 2015, but there is concern among panelists that Jay Cutler could regress in 2016 without Adam Gase guiding him. The Bears landed near the bottom of our list as a result. Way-too-early Power Rankings
Defense reigned supreme
The Broncos put together one of the most dominant defensive efforts in Super Bowl history, putting up numbers similar to the '85 Bears and '00 Ravens.
Plenty of ways to win
Peyton Manning is the first quarterback since Ben Roethlisberger in Super Bowl XL to win the Lombardi Trophy without throwing a touchdown pass.
Chicago Bears safety Sherrod Martin plans to make a career as a barber whenever his football-playing days are over.
The next great linebacker?
Luke Kuechly seems to be following in the footsteps of Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher as an elite NFL linebacker. Kuechly notched more picks and earned more first team All-Pro selections in his first four seasons than either Lewis or Urlacher.
The former Lions and Redskins offensive lineman will be considered by the Seniors Committee along with Ken Stabler.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Marc Mariani finished the 2015 season with 22 catches for 300 yards.
The 1985 Bears are one of the game's best teams. They had one of the top running backs and top defenses in NFL history. We remember their excellence.