Baltimore Ravens looked to be in a dire situation following the departures of star receiver Torrey Smith and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, but today's developments prove the franchise still has some of its lustre.
According to reports on Thursday, the Ravens have managed to re-sign Justin Forsett on a three-year, $9 million deal.
Forsett amassed 1,266 rushing yards during the 2014 NFL season as he finally had his breakout year at the age of 29. As a result of his strong play, the Ravens have come to terms on an improved deal for Forsett, who they originally allowed to test free agency.
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"Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reported the two sides have finalized a deal, with ESPN's Adam Schefter noting the length of the contract. According to Wilson, Forsett will earn an average of roughly $3 million per season," Bleacher report explained.
The move is a clever one from both parties. Baltimore did the right thing by letting Forsett test free agency. At the end of the day, his breakout season was at the age of 29 and was majorly down to the expert blocking scheme that former Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak ran in Baltimore.
Therefore, when you consider the quality of Forsett, it's hard to really work out his value when you consider his age.
Letting him hit free agency has allowed the Ravens to lower the value of his contract. But also for Forsett, who has only one 1,000+ yard season to his name, a $9 million contract is not bad value for him because last season could always turn out to be a one-year wonder.
But what do you think Ravens fans? Are you glad to see Justin Forsett back in Baltimore? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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