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New York Jets 2016 Stats Projection: Matt Forte

High Production Means High Mileage

Forte has been one of the best three-down running backs in the league since 2010 and comes to New York with 8,602 career rushing yards and 4,116 career receiving yards. But that impressive production stems from a ton of usage during his tenure in Chicago.

The two-time Pro Bowler was often all the Bears had in its weaponry. He’s fourth among active players with 2,522 touches throughout his career. In 2015, that heavy usage caught up with Forte, as he missed three games after sustaining a sprained MCL midway through the 2015 season. Prior to that, Forte had only missed one game since 2012.

Forte has been dinged up throughout his career, but has been able to play through it in the past. But now on the downside of 30, durability could be a concern for offensive coordinator Chan Gailey’s new toy.


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