2. Matt Forte

It’s unclear how much money Forte, 30, will demand as he explores free agency for the first time in his career, but if it’s manageable for the Jets then they should do it. Forte has established himself as one of the best pass-catching running backs the NFL has seen in the last eight years, and he would be a great fit in Chan Gailey’s offense.

In just 13 games last season, Forte rushed 218 times for 898 yards (4.1 ypc) and four touchdowns, and he hauled in 44 receptions for 389 yards and three touchdowns. Sure, it was a drop off from the back-to-back 1,800+ total yards, 10 touchdown+ seasons he had in 2014 and 2013, but he played in three fewer games and was on a much worse team.

Questions remain about his durability, as they always do when a running back hits the 30-year mark, but Matt Forte is still Matt Forte. Signing him to a one-year deal similar to the deal Chris Johnson got from New York two years ago would not be a bad idea, and it would make Brandon Marshall happy, which is never a bad idea.

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