Former Bears Matt Forte and kick returner Devin Hester had a retirement ceremony in Chicago on Monday, Matt Forte made a big push for Hester to wear a gold jacket even though Hester was a punt and kickoff returner and played only sparingly outside special teams.
“He changed the game,” Forte said. “I mean, literally, changed the game. If you can affect the game like that, he’s gotta be a first ballot Hall of Famer. The definition of a Hall of Famer is somebody who changed the game — like defenses and coaches had to carve out certain time to assess that particular guy. There’s not going to be another Devin Hester ever, I don’t believe.”