The Denver Broncos have claimed running back Justin Forsett off of waivers, reuniting him with former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak…
It wasn’t under ideal circumstances, but after Kapri Bibbs suffered an ankle injury in the Denver Broncos’ 20-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, they claimed running back Justin Forsett off of waivers on Monday.
With Devontae Booker struggling to find running lanes consistently, the Broncos needed to add some sort of veteran backup now that both Bibbs and C.J. Anderson are missing from their original backfield group. Not only that, but the Broncos don’t have Andy Janovich anymore this season. His spot on the roster was taken by return specialist Kalif Raymond.
The question now becomes what Justin Forsett are the Denver Broncos getting? This is a guy who was in the Pro Bowl as recently as two seasons ago, but has been scratching and clawing to just keep a job this year.
When Forsett was at his best, he was playing in Gary Kubiak’s offense out in Baltimore, where he averaged over five yards per carry, totaling 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s also been a very good receiver out of the backfield throughout his career.
This isn’t the first time there’s been a reunion between Kubiak and Forsett, either. The two were first brought together in Houston back in 2012, so needless to say, he will be a nice fit in this offense.
How will he perform behind this offensive line? Why didn’t he stick with Baltimore and Detroit this season?
This is a move the Broncos simply had to make, getting probably the best veteran option on the market and a guy who has knowledge of the offense that can contribute right away. I like the move.