The Bears inked the top free-agent running back available today in Michael Bush. Bush was signed to a four-year deal worth $14 million, $7 million is guaranteed in his contract.
Does this mean the Bears would be willing to part ways with Forte after this season?
No it certainly doesn’t. It means the Bears are adding insurance just in case Forte decides to leave after this season.
A No. 2 option wasn’t a high need, but the Bears were expected to add another back to the mix sometime soon.
Bush has rushed for 2,642 yards on 632 carries and 21 touchdowns in 61 games with the Oakland Raiders. He has also reeled in 91 passes for 879 yards and one touchdown.
Last season, Bush excelled appearing in all 16 and making nine starts. He carried the ball 256 times for 977 yards and seven touchdowns.
He will be a great change-of-pace back, when Forte needs a breather. Plus