Mike Francesa Predicts Jets, Fitzpatrick Will Work Things Out
Mar 21 2016
Last week, Forte joined the Jets on a on a three-year, $12 million contract that guarantees him $8 million. For someone to tell you they don't want you back is always kind of a hard pill to swallow because that's where you've been the whole time. "I'll learn more about that during OTA's and stuff like that, then I can get a feel for the role".
The Jets lost running back Chris Ivory in free agency to the Jaguars but retained three-down threat Bilal Powell.
So did Forte have any apprehension about signing with the Jets, given their unsettled quarterback situation? "But as it got closer and closer, I started thinking about how it would actually be a good fit". "They need to do it over a couple of years".
"It was a decision to move on", Pace said.
The New York Jets are not the only ones experiencing difficulties in signing free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as the Denver Broncos, who are interested in him, are having doubts regarding his pay demand.
It's quite possible given some comments Forte made on Monday per Kimberly Jones of NFL Network, saying that the Jets see him as their "every-down back" entering the 2016 NFL season.
The Cowboys are still trying to figure out what to do at the running back position, with Lance Dunbar taking free agent visits and Joseph Randle out of football. Forte answered a lot of questions about the fit with his new team, his relationship with Brandon Marshall, and why he chose to sign with Gang Green.
"With the defense we have and how they ran the ball last year, I felt like, with me signing and everybody else being in place", Forte said, "it would be really enticing for him to come back as well, and continue to build on what he built last year".
"It wasn't really blindsided, but surprised that I didn't receive an offer from them at least", said the running back, a former second-round pick of Chicago's in 2008. We talked about it and resolved (everything).