Nov 11, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Houston Texans running back Justin Forsett (28) practices before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Forsett To Jacksonville? Ex-Houston Running Back To Visit



November 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Justin Forsett (28) rushes during the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Per Justin Forsett’s twitter, the running back and return man originally out of Seattle is set to visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  I have always really liked Forsett despite not being “the man” during his stints with the Seahawks, Indianapolis Colts, and, most recently, the Houston Texans.

A perpetual backup, Forsett has the ability to be a strong change of pace back.  He posted an impressive 5.9 yard per attempt average with the Texans en route to contributing 374 yards and one touchdown on the ground.  His most impressive season, in my opinion, is his 2010 campaign with the Seahawks.  In 2010, Forsett took over starting duties for five games while posting a 4.4 yard per attempt average and adding two touchdowns on the ground.  This was on the heels of a 2009 performance when he posted 5.4 yards per attempt, four touchdowns on the ground, and 619 yards.

Unlike Rashad Jennings, who was expected to fill in for Maurice Jones-Drew in 2012, Forsett offers a proven history of effectively filling in for a starting running back.  If the Jaguars can pick up Forsett, as I hope they do, it will go a lnog way in dealing with the slim depth at the position.

As we all discovered in 2012, the Jaguars desperately need better running backs behind MJD.

– Luke N. Sims

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