Jaguars running back Justin Forsett has an impressive career yards-per-carry average at 4.9 yards a tote.
The only problem for the sixth-year veteran is he’s only had 342 carries in his career.

“I take pride in that number” Forsett said. “I don’t get a lot of opportunities to touch the ball so I try to make the most of it when I do. After six years to still keep it that way it’s a blessing and a testament to the guys I’m around and hard work.”

At 5-foot-8 194 pounds Forsett isn’t viewed as a bell-cow back in the NFL. Still he has value as he has shown throughout his career. In addition to his rushing yards (1668) Forsett has gained 790 receiving yards averaging 7.7 yards per catch.

The 27-year-old Forsett was one of the few productive players during last Sunday’s 28-2 loss to Kansas City. In 13 snaps Forsett caught four passes for 22 yards and carried once for 7 yards. He averaged nearly 6 yards a touch while the Jaguars averaged 2.5 yards per play as a team. It was Forsett's first game action since training camp started as he's tried to recover from a turf toe injury.

“He has a knack” Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said. “He has a knack to maybe find a hole when it might not be there or he has a knack to maybe make the first guy miss. … Justin was a bright spot there.”

The Jaguars have a quality starting back in Maurice Jones-Drew and Forsett has a role mostly on third-down situations. As his toe improves Forsett could see more work when the Jaguars play at Oakland this Sunday.

Forsett signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent on March 15 after playing last season with the Houston Texans. He has played in 76 consecutive games the longest active streak for a running back in the NFL.