Report: Jets have gauged Matt Forte trade market

AP

Running back Matt Forte is the rare Jets veteran who wasn’t cast aside this offseason, but the team may still be looking to part ways with him before the start of the regular season.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the team has gauged the trade market for Forte, who ran 10 times for 43 yards in his preseason debut last Saturday. Forte had missed time this summer with a hamstring injury, but showed he’s recovered against the Giants.

Forte ran 218 times for 813 yards and seven touchdowns while also catching 30 passes in his first season with the Jets. That production might be appealing to teams looking for a veteran in the backfield, but his $4 million guaranteed salary likely limits some of that appeal. It’s not clear if the Jets would consider simply releasing Forte if they are unable to find a trading partner, although the possibility may also keep the trade talks from heating up.

Bilal Powell and rookie Elijah McGuire would be the next men up in the backfield if Forte does depart.

17 responses to “Report: Jets have gauged Matt Forte trade market

  1. I thought it was stupid when the Jets signed him instead of giving Powell a shot. Did they really think that an aging Forte was the missing piece?

    The Raiders really should’ve left Lynch retired as well but he will sell tickets.

  2. Can the AFC East suck anymore than this year? Sure! just give the Pats 6 gimme wins this year, but then it’s been that way for about 15 years now hasn’t it?

  3. This guy wouldn’t take BB’s call last year to come to NE as he was visiting the Jetsies.

    One of the funniest things I’ve ever heard.
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    Forte has morals, he believes in doing whatever it takes to win…..just not the “Patriot Way” on doing whatever it takes. He’s a good role model for kids, teaches them that even though cheaters win in these days, honesty and trust is most important.

  4. scmems07 says:
    August 29, 2017 at 2:19 pm
    This guy wouldn’t take BB’s call last year to come to NE as he was visiting the Jetsies.

    One of the funniest things I’ve ever heard.
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    Forte has morals, he believes in doing whatever it takes to win…..just not the “Patriot Way” on doing whatever it takes. He’s a good role model for kids, teaches them that even though cheaters win in these days, honesty and trust is most important.

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    Oh, this is rich. The Jets have been cheating or trying to cheat my team for over 20 years now.

    It all started with negotiating with Parcells behind Kraft’s back in January of 1997, distracting the Pats in the SB vs GB.

    The Jets were punished.

    Woody Johnson personally hired ROger Goodell to essentially do what you’re seeing now, which is be used as SOME owner’s personal cheating puppet, which you losers have corruptly gained from in the past.

    And, that’s on top your team tampering 2 other times against my team with no punishment at all because Woody Johnson told Goodell not to punish him because his team is too pathetic to lose draft picks.

    And, hey! Remember that classy wall on the sidelines Rexie Ryan had Sal Alosi build to try to injure Miami players that time?

    That was great! Oh, the insitugaor of Spygate, Eric Mangini, illegally using TWO camera in Foxborough, with no punishment from Goodell, months before the Jets cheated and used BB’s retaliation of that as some faux scandal that dopes actually bought.

    No franchise is more pathetic in all of sports right now than the NY Jets.

    Your franchise is 100% responsible for the insitututional cheating Goodell administers out of 345 pArk Ave, as he once worked for the Jets and grew up a Jets fan.

    YOU people are the cheaters.

    The Pats will just keep on winning in front of said cheating via Park Ave.

  5. badmude says:
    August 29, 2017 at 2:08 pm
    Can the AFC East suck anymore than this year? Sure! just give the Pats 6 gimme wins this year, but then it’s been that way for about 15 years now hasn’t it?

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    Maybe the Jets should have spent more time reading “Pats Management Secrets” Vol 1 or 2 instead of handpicking a former JEts em,ployee to cheat from the perch at 345 Park Ave?

    Hmmm?

    Amazing franchise to watch from afar….Use Goodell to cheat after personally hiring him because you didn’t want to put the time and effort in, or understand conceptually, how to build a team in the cap era.

    All about money. Always is.

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