Chicago Bears Sign Two Of Their Greats To 1-Day Contracts
Hester and Forte were the main reasons the Bears had any success this century.
ChicagoTribune - Former Bears return man Devin Hester and running back Matt Forte will sign one-day contracts Monday at Halas Hall so they can retire as members of the Bears.
This is a nice feel-good story for a franchise that desperately needs a nice feel-good story. The Bears haven't had anyone to really root for since.
Hester played 8 seasons with Chicago and was best known for his elite return game. His plays, especially returning the opening kick of the Bears' Super Bowl appearance, were some of the most exciting in history.
Forte amassed over 12,500 total yards in his 8 seasons with the Bears. While not flashy, he was a dependable running back with exceptional catching abilities. Forte still holds the record for receptions by a running back with 102 in 2014.
The two All-Stars will be remembered fondly in Bears' lore for years to come. No word on if they will be retiring any jerseys yet, but I'd be surprised to see 23 or 22 on any players in the near future.