Baltimore Ravens re-sign RB Justin Forsett

Justin Forsett was one of the best running backs in the NFL in 2014. He took advantage of the Ray Rice situation and rushed for 1266 yards and 8 touchdowns on 235 carries (5.39 YPC), grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 6th ranked running back. However, he’s going into his age 30 season and he’s a one-year wonder. Coming into 2014, Justin Forsett was a 2008 7th round pick who had never played more than 118 carries in a season in 6 seasons in the league and had 6 carries the prior season in Jacksonville. He was able to have a breakout year in Gary Kubiak’s system, but now Kubiak is gone.

All that being said, the Ravens are only giving him 9 million over 3 years. That’s not a lot of money to bet that Forsett will continue to be starting caliber. It’s a smart move for a cap strapped team that would have had a big problem at running back if Forsett wasn’t re-signed. Lorenzo Taliaferro is an unproven 2014 4th round pick with 68 career carries, while Bernard Pierce has a mere 3.78 YPC average in his career.

Grade: A




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