Justin Forsett announces his retirement from football
Former Denver Broncos running back Justin Forsett, a 2014 Pro Bowler, announced his retirement from football on Wednesday morning…
Nine year NFL veteran and former Denver Broncos running back Justin Forsett has announced he is retiring from professional football:
Forsett, 31, broke into the NFL back in 2008 with the Indianapolis Colts, but he was drafted in the seventh round out of California by the Seattle Seahawks. After his brief stint with the Colts, Forsett returned to the Seahawks where he started to make an impact as a running back, receiver, and return specialist.
After four seasons with the Seahawks, Forsett spent a year each with the Houston Texans (2012) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2013) before landing in Baltimore in 2014. While in Baltimore under offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, Forsett enjoyed the best season of his NFL career.
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He rushed for 1,266 yards, averaging 5.4 yards per carry with eight touchdowns and 44 receptions. It was a banner season for Forsett, who wound up being named to the Pro Bowl that year. The following year with the Ravens was a bit of a down year in comparison, and Forsett was only able to play in 10 games due to injury.
In 2016, he started the season in Baltimore, where he again struggled, and found himself being waived during the season and promptly picked up by the running back needy Detroit Lions. Playing in just two games with 13 carries in Detroit, Forsett was waived again. This time, he was claimed by the running back needy Denver Broncos.
Forsett carried the ball 43 times for the Broncos, scoring his only touchdown of the season and finishing his career with the man who coached him to his best season as a pro, Gary Kubiak.
Forsett provided a spark to the Broncos’ offense last year, and for that, we are grateful. A mile high salute to Forsett for his contributions, albeit small, to the history of the Denver Broncos.