My point is this. I am a fan of the Chicago Bears and their players, as long as they are Chicago Bears. Occasionally, special players come along that fans will become enamored with and the fandome of individual players can follow them to other teams, but that is rare. Like anyone, I would like the players that play for our team to be treated fairly and equitably. That's only human nature. However, if excessive compensation for a few hinders the TEAMS ability to be successful by limiting the assets to go out and get other players, then I get a little worried. I have nothing against Matt Forte whatsoever, and I applaud him for all that he has meant to this team. I would like him to remain a Bear because he is a very good player, but I would not want Angelo or Emery to spend so much on a position that can be "reasonably" replaced when that money could be the difference between us getting or missing players that can put us over the top.
That's my whole thing. As I said above, Matt had put together three pretty solid to good years prior to 2011 and AT THE TIME THE OFFER WAS MADE, I think it was fair. That's my opinion. Opinions, by definition are neither right nor wrong, only the facts used to develop those opinions can be judged right or wrong. If there are those that feel Matt was being lowballed, I respect that. However, he bet on himself and he won and I say good for him. The man WILL be paid, and paid well. I just don't understand why people get so upset about how many millions their team pays individual players.