"That is the plan, they gave me my shot, they trusted me and believed in me enough to give me that shot so I'd like to stay," Forsett said. "They expressed that they want me back. I want to be back, so we'll see what happens."
Forsett, 29 is seeking his first multiyear contract of his career after playing for five teams in seven seasons. He broke out for 1,266 rushing yards this season, fifth-most in the NFL, and led all running backs with 5.4 yards per carry.
Forsett enjoyed a breakout season, ranking fifth with 1,266 rushing yards and leading all running backs with 5.4 yards per carry. Forsett rushed for eight touchdowns in the regular season and had a receiving score in the playoff loss at New England.
Scheduled to hit free agency after a breakout year,
“There’s a business side to it. I’ve experienced the business side of it,” the former seventh-round pick told the team's website. “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. Hopefully we can get into a deeper commitment somewhere down the road and get some stability.”
Forsett has played for five teams in seven seasons. He broke out for 1,266 rushing yards this season, fifth-most in the NFL, and led all running backs with 5.4 yards per carry.
Forsett is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March after playing the '14 season under a one-year, $730,000 contract for the veteran minimum.
"I'm blessed to have the opportunity to show what I can do," Forsett said. "It's been a long time coming and I just want to build on it. I would love to stay here and be a Raven, but there's a business part of that. I've experienced a lot of the business side of it, but hopefully we can get something done."
The 29-year-old Forsett isn't eligible to sign a new contract with the Ravens until free agency officially begins in March. However, sources said both sides are motivated to talk about a new contract.
"Patience, I'm OK with that," Forsett said. "I've had to do that a lot in my career. Nothing is promised. I've been told a lot of things in my career. My thing is to just be patient and let God sort the rest out."
In 18 games this season, Forset surpassed 100 yards on the ground six different times. With Baltimore up 21-14, quarterback Joe Flacco found Forsett coming out of the back field, where he was wide open to finish off the play with a 16-yard touchdown.
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