Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte wasn't too thrilled about the Bears once again signing another player at his position.
On Thursday, the Bears announced the signing of Michael Bush to a four-year deal, one that's worth $14 million, including $7 million guaranteed.
"There's only so many times a man that has done everything he's been asked to do can be disrespected!" Forte wrote on his verified Twitter account. "Guess the good guys do finish last."
It's unclear exactly what sort of contract Forte is seeking. Currently, he has a one-year, $7.7 million franchise tender in front of him. But, based on recent signings, Forte may be seeking a contract that averages at least $8 million a year. Former general manager Jerry Angelo was resistant to handing Forte a market-level contract, and his replacement, Phil Emery, apparently has taken a similar mindset.
Yet, the Bears have invested heavily at the position, paying plenty to secure backups. The previous three (Kevin Jones, Chester Taylor and Marion Barber) collected $13.3 million for four combined seasons.
What did the Bears get?
A combined 38 games -- with just two starts -- and 260 carries for 798 yards and nine touchdowns. That's an average of 3.06 yards per carry.
Former Bears tight end Greg Olsen, who had his issues with Angelo, defended Forte.
"Why keep paying backups big [money] every [year]? Crazy!" Olsen wrote. "Matt deserves better."