Forsett officially announced his retirement from professional football Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. The former seventh-round selection beat the odds and put together a quality nine-year career. Forsett's breakout season came during his seventh year in the league in 2014, when he grabbed hold of the starting running back role for the Ravens and responded with 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging a strong 5.4 yards per carry. He did bounce around between three teams last season and went through this entire offseason without a new contract, which ultimately prompted him to opt for retirement. Forsett finishes his career with 20 total touchdowns and a 4.7 yards-per-carry average.
Forsett will make a decision within the next month or so on whether he'll resume his playing career, The Denver Post reports. Forsett played for the Broncos, Lions and Ravens last season, bouncing around the league as a veteran running back capable of providing depth for teams in need. After joining Denver in December, Forsett went on to start three of the four games he played for the Broncos, finishing with 155 yards and a touchdown on 43 rushing attempts. However, at 31 years old and without a contract for next season, it remains to be seen whether Forsett will try to find a landing spot ahead of the 2017 campaign or decide to call time on his career after nine seasons.
Forsett will consider retirement in the offseason, Mile High Sports reports. Forsett spent the 2016 campaign with three different organizations, beginning with the Ravens, then the Lions and finally the Broncos. While his age is becoming a red-flag, Forsett still looked to have something left in Denver and could make for a quality veteran addition to a team lacking depth at running back, should he choose to return for a 10th season.
Forsett rushed for 11 yards and a touchdown on five carries in Sunday's loss to Kansas City. Denver was forced to abandon the run after falling behind early. It wouldn't be a surprise if Forsett's first score of the season winds up being his last as head coach Gary Kubiak has emphasized his desire to take a long look at 2017 during Sunday's season finale. Rookie Devontae Booker, who finally flashed the potential that made him a fourth-round pick in Sunday's loss, is almost certain to get the bulk of the looks with the veteran already a known commodity.
Forsett had 10 carries fr 37 yards and caught four of five targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 16-3 loss to the Patriots. Forsett saw a lot of work early, touching the ball seven times for 40 yards in the first quarter. His production dropped over the final three quarters, but he still outproduced Devontae Booker, who finished with just six carries for 17 yards and two receptions for 16 yards. The veteran RB will square off against the Chiefs next week.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/16||New York Giants||11||13.00|
|7||10/22||@Los Angeles Chargers||8||12.00|
|8||10/31||@Kansas City Chiefs||25||19.00|
|10||11/13||New England Patriots||32||32.00|
|14||12/10||New York Jets||31||28.00|
|17||12/31||Kansas City Chiefs||25||19.00|
|3 Year Avg||158||733||4||32||167||0||113|