In 2010, Forsett averaged 4.4 yards per attempt on 118 carries. He dropped to 3.2 yards per carry in 2011, but he only carried the ball 46 times, as Marshawn Lynch became the lead ball carrier in Seattle. That just means he needs the ball a bit more to be effective, which would happen with the Jets, as again, Greene isn’t a 300-350 carry per season guy, at least not yet.
Finally, let’s look at Forsett’s receiving abilities. A good receiver out of the backfield is essential for Rex Ryan to do what he likes to do. In 3 seasons of active play for Justin Forsett (2009-2011), Forsett has caught 97 passes, a 32 catch average per season. His best was 41 catches in 2009. Shonn Greene, although improving, has only caught 46 passes over his first 3 seasons, a 15 catch per season average. Forsett would clearly help in this regard.
Justin Forsett is effective. When he gets the ball he runs well. He can catch the ball out of the backfield. He is young, he can come cheap, and would work well as a complement to Shonn Greene. The Jets should go out and get him now.