10 reasons the Denver Broncos will win Super Bowl 52
3. Depth at Running Back
By Cody Roark, Staff Writer
The Broncos this season have something they didn’t last year. Options at the running back position. Last year CJ Anderson and Devontae Booker carried the workload for the Broncos, but injury hit the position.
The Broncos signed Justin Forsett who finished his career in Denver after the season. In the offseason Denver signed Jamaal Charles to a one year deal while still having CJ Anderson and now second year sensation Devontae Booker in the backfield. In the draft the Broncos added rookie De’Angelo Henderson who has a lot of flashy potential in a Mike McCoy scheme.
While it is unlikely that Henderson plays much his rookie season, the Broncos have a serious three back rotation that combines the elements of power running, explosiveness, and the ability to fight for extra yards. The running back depth alone could be a wildcard that keeps the Broncos’ offense fresh. This will take the pressure off of CJ Anderson to work through 26-29 carries.
Ideally if the Broncos went with a three back rotation, each tailback could get up to 15 carries each while adding an element into the passing game as well, something that was nearly non-existent last season. If Denver can utilize these three tailbacks and stay healthy, there is a huge chance that they can run through the AFC on their way to a Super Bowl appearance.