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Another Backup Runningback To Consider For Chargers: Justin Forsett

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The Chargers have been in search for a backup runningback with Mike Tolbert jetting out of town. We have heard names like Jackie Battle and Joseph Addai linked to the Chargers, but one of the backs that has flown under the radar and I think would be a good fit for the team is Justin Forsett.

Here is a little highlight video to remind you of what Forsett can do:

When was the last time you saw a back that was able to take the screen pass like that and have the ability to take it to the house? It wasn’t long at all since we had seen Darren Sproles do that for us and boy did we miss him last season!

Forsett is a little scat back that has been getting pushed deeper and deeper down the Seattle bench. He is a threat in the passing game and could be a valuable 3rd down back for the team. He wouldn’t be the pounder that Tolbert was, but he would add a different dimension to the offense. He would be able to give Norval the option to run him up the middle and get stuffed on 3rd-and-short situations. If we really missed Sproles so much last season, then we should try to add a back like him through free agency.

Since he wouldn’t be that banger down near the goal line, we would have to rely on Ryan Mathews to take over those situations and get Le’Ron McClain some touches down on that end also. I wanted Mathews to get more of those touches last season and I think he would be able to handle those duties. The biggest concern with Mathews down in that area is his bumbling fumbling handles on the football. A turnover that deep in enemy territory is heartbreaking.

Forsett would also be able to add depth in the punt returning and kick returning games. This might be needed if Eddie Royal or Richard Goodman were to go down with an injury.

Forsett would be one of my favorite choices for the backup job, with Addai and then Battle to follow. Which back do you want?

Of course I tried to recruit him on twitter and all I got was an “LOL”:

 

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