With 112 yards and 2 touchdowns on only 20 rushing attempts, the Ravens running back and journeyman rusher earned his first AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his work against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Forsett is fourth in the NFL in rushing yards with 721 and first among running backs with 5.4 yards per carry, having his best season as a pro.
The journey for Forsett has been a bit of a weird one. Signed to the Ravens to provide some depth during the Ray Rice scandal and two game suspension, Forsett was thrust into the runningback by comittee approach after Ray Rice was released from the team following the damning second video that surfaced. It didnt take long for Forsett to cement himself as the starting rusher with Bernard Pierce failing to gain yardage during his attempts and through putting the ball on the ground. The Ravens new offensive coordinator had this to say about the 8th year rusher:
We know who our No. 1 is. Our No. 1 is playing really well. No. 29 has played extremely well.
Forsett has topped 100 yards only twice this year through sharing some of his carries with rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro and veteran Bernard Pierce, in what has become one of the NFL's most talented backfields. The Ravens will have some deep consideration to do towards Forsett as he was a one year rental but has proven himself as a workhorse rusher for the Ravens.
Congratulations to Justin Forsett during his career year with the Ravens.