Denver Broncos Offense: Super Bowl 50 vs 2018
2015 roster: CJ Anderson, Juwan Thompson, Ronnie Hillman.
2018 offseason roster: Devontae Booker, Royce Freeman, De’Angelo Henderson, Phillip Lindsay, David Williams.
In 2015, running back CJ Anderson had his third-best season. He rushed for 720 yards on 152 attempts in 15 games played. He eclipsed 100 yards rushing just twice that year, but came up just five yards short in week 17.
Juwan Thompson rushed 18 times for 48 total yards throughout the entire 2016 season, which is extremely underwhelming. However, to make up for Thompson’s poor season was Ronnie Hillman, who ran 207 times for 863 yards.
Denver’s current running back crop is completely diferent than the 2015 version. Since 2015, Denver has lost Thompson (who hasn’t been on a team since) and Hillman (who spent last season out of the NFL after playing 2016 with the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers.
Now, Denver has five running backs on the roster: Devontae Booker, De’Angelo Henderson, and three rookies: Royce Freeman, Philip Lindsay, and David Williams.
I am personally very excited about the running backs on this year’s team. I can easily see the Broncos with a three-headed monster at the position: Booker, Henderson, and Freeman. The team has a tremendous chance to have one of the top backfields in the entire league.
If the Broncos decide to keep just three backs, the names I listed above should be the three. The last two (Lindsay and Williams) would be destined for the team’s practice squad.