If offensive coordinator Marc Trestman wants Justin Forsett to catch more passes, he won’t mind. Forsett has caught 159 passes during his NFL career, including a career-high 44 in 2014.
When Trestman was head coach of the Bears, running back Matt Forte was utilized often as a receiver. Forsett would embrace a similar role next season, now that Trestman is the Ravens’ offensive coordinator.
“When we first brought (Marc Trestman) in and he was here, I looked at his track record,” said Forsett. “Most recently, Forte caught like 100-something passes last year, I think, so that kind of let me know that I could be getting a lot more passes than I did last year.
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“That’s how I got my start was being the third-down guy, picking up blitzes, running routes out of the backfield, screens and things like that.”
Forte actually caught 102 passes last season, the most of any running back in the NFL. Trestman’s arrival is one reason why Forsett reported to voluntary OTA’s. Forsett wants to be prepared for whatever Trestman has in store.