Pro Basketball Hall of Fame forward Scottie Pippen tweeted out his approval of the Jets signing Matt Forte.
Jets got a good one in @MattForte22. Better to see him in green and white than green and gold.— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) March 9, 2016
Pippen is best known as Michael Jordan's sidekick on the Chicago Bulls teams that won six NBA Championships in the 1990's. I have never known him to be wrong about the NFL before so the Jets must be in good shape.
In all seriousness, though, this seems to be a popular sentiment coming out of Chicago. Forte seemed like a popular figure among Bears fans. They are happy they can still wish Forte well since he did not sign with their biggest rival, the Packers. I suppose it does not make a big difference at the end of the day, but it is nice to see the Jets sign a likable player.