Jun 11, 2013; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) during minicamp at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Forte Expects To Be Heavily Involved In Passing Game

Ever since being drafted by the Chicago Bears, Matt Forte has always been a key part of the Bears passing offense.

A dual threat running back, Forte has some great numbers as a receiver, as his rushing totals have increased the last few seasons.

“In this offense the running back runs a lot of routes and is able to catch the ball a lot. I’m able to catch the ball; I’m willing to catch it. I expect a lot out of myself.”

In new head coach Marc Trestman’s previous offenses, his lead running back averaged 65 receptions per season. Forte should easily eclipse his previous career high of 63 catches from the 2008 season.

With the combination of Forte and Bush, this running game is looking a lot better. Forte rushed for 1,000 yards last season as Michael Bush rushed for 411. So things should be pretty balanced again this season, besides Forte getting more chances to be a receiving back.

I think they could get away with lining Forte out in the slot and lining Bush up in the backfield a couple plays this season.

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