LINK to the article Forte unintentionally setting his “deal” parametersJOHN "MOON" MULLIN
June 25, 2012, 9:22 am
My sense is that a deal gets done when one or both sides move, meaning that Forte comes off the $20 million number and/or the Bears come off their $14-15 million. That means a deal in the range of $17.5 million guaranteed on a package of four or five years.
The length of deal is significant, because it makes Forte’s push for his max even more understandable. In all likelihood, this is Forte’s one and last big deal. He’ll be 30 or 31 when he is in the market for another one, and that is not where people talk guarantees anywhere close to what is on the table now.