After a decade in the league, running back Matt Forte has announced that he’s retiring.
The 32-year-old took to Twitter on Wednesday (Feb. 28) with a statement he released to Sports Spectrum detailing his retirement decision.
“For the past 10 years, I’ve been blessed to play professionally a game that I’ve loved since I was 6 years old. But, after much prayer and reflection, I’ve decided to retire from the NFL,” Forte said in the statement.
“It’s time for the workhorse to finally rest in his stable,” he added.
— Matt Forte (@MattForte22) February 28, 2018
Forte has been a prolific offensive force since he entered the league in 2008. But in the past three seasons, he’s battled a chronic knee injury and was placed on injured reserve in Week 17 for the New York Jets.
He finishes his career with 9,796 rushing yards and 54 touchdowns, as well as another 21 passing TDs.
Forte was also selected to the Pro Bowl two times.