After setting career highs in all rushing categories, Ravens RB Justin Forsett feels he deserves some job security.
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Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett is tired of playing off short, mostly one-year deals with various teams and is hoping to get some job security in the future.
“These guys are familiar with me and they gave me my first real shot, but there’s also a business side of it where unfortunately I’ve been in the ‘friend zone’ for most of my career,” he told the team’s web site. “Hopefully we can get into a deeper commitment somewhere down the road and get some stability.”
At age 29, Forsett will be turning 30 during the 2015 regular season – an age where the overwhelming majority of RBs begin their decline. In the past 15 years there have been only 24 cases of RBs that have rushed for over 1,000 yards in a season, only four of which have averaged more than 5.0 yards/carry.
Forsett finished 5th in the NFL in rushing with a career-high 1,266 rushing yards, and led the league among RBs with yards/carry. He also set career highs in TDs, carries, yards from scrimmage, yards/game and receptions.
Since being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2008, Forsett has played for five different teams – Seattle, Indianapolis, Houston, Jacksonville and Baltimore. He has 21 career starts – 14 of them with Baltimore this season.