Running back Justin Forsett has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Forsett played for the Houston Texans last season after spending time with Seattle. Forsett was drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 draft.
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.
I like what Forsett offers in case Maurice Jones-Drew goes down with injury again. I also like what he brings to the table in a backup capacity. He is a major upgrade over Rashad Jennings, who failed miserably when given his chance to shine. Forsett has a history of stepping into the starting role and succeeding, which is good for the Jaguars.
I am very pleased with the Forsett signing and think that he will be successful in Jacksonville. Happy to have him as an addition to the Black and Teal!
- Luke N. Sims
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