Jets Free Agent Signings

Jets ink Matt Forte to 3-year deal

Admin - March 10, 2016

Following RB Chris Ivory's departure to Jacksonville, the Jets promptly filled the void with RB Matt Forte, formerly of the Chicago Bears. Forte, 30, is expected to sign a 3-year deal worth $12M with $8M in guaranteed money and an additional $4M in escalators.

Forte has spent his entire 8-year NFL career with the Bears and has rushed for 1,000 yards five times in his career. He's also a prolific receiver, as he's the only RB who caught over 100 passes in a single season.

The Gang Green also re-signed TE Zach Sudfeld who was a restricted free agent.

The team continues negotiating with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick but, according to various sources, they are nowhere near reaching a deal. The Jets have just $7M of salary cap space (4th lowest in the league), which doesn't really give them much room to offer Fitzpatrick a starter's money.