Chicago Bears: 5 former players who could come back like Tim Tebow

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Former Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte could attempt an NFL comeback

One of the more underrated running backs of the last 20 years, along with a fan favorite in Chicago, Matt Forte could absolutely come back if he wanted to. He might be 35 years old and play a demanding position, but Forte is a workout warrior. Still today, he’s in the gym regularly.

Forte was just about as dependable as they come in terms of health, too. He kept his body in excellent shape and ran with a patient, calculated style. He last played in 2017 with the New York Jets. Forte spent two seasons with the Jets after eight years with the Bears.

As a second-round pick back in 2008, Forte immediately took over the starting running back job and never looked back. All he did was rush his way to second all-time on the Bears franchise rushing list. Forte amassed 8,602 rushing yards as a Bear and cemented himself in team history as one of the greats.

For someone who kept himself in such great shape all the time, and rarely got injured, Forte would definitely have a shot in an NFL training camp. After all, Frank Gore is a similarly patient runner and still has a job in the league at 37 years old. Why not Forte?