LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- In a surprise twist, Chicago Bears running Matt Forte's popularity in the state of Wisconsin has reached new heights.
According to an official jersey report provided by DICKS Sporting Goods, Forte has the top-selling jersey in Wisconsin, surpassing even Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Forte also has the No. 1 jersey in Illinois and Nebraska.
Forte smiled on Friday when approached by reporters.
"I saw it on the Internet, yeah," Forte said. "There must be a lot of Bears fans in Wisconsin. Either that or they're buying it to burn it or something. I don't know."