Running back Matt Forte has plastered his name all over the Chicago Bears' record books, but he'll officially be donning another uniform next fall as he signed a deal with the New York Jets.
The pact was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Forte spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Bears, starting in 120 games for the team. During that time, he rushed for over 1000 yards on five different occasions, scored 45 touchdowns on the ground, and hauled in 487 career receptions for 4116 yards and 19 touchdowns.
For Bears fans looking forward to the day when Forte will get to take on his former team, you'll have to wait a while. The Bears aren't guaranteed to play the Jets during the regular season until at least 2018, with a game at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, but there is a possibility they could play New York in 2017 as well, depending on how the NFL standings shake out in 2016.