Denver Broncos: Rookies who can break records in 2018
Yards: 1,808 (Eric Dickerson, 1983)
Touchdowns: 18 (Eric Dickerson, 1983)
The NFL’s all-time rushing record from a rookie running back is held by Eric Dickerson, who also holds the rookie record for touchdowns in a season.
Dickerson’s 1983 rookie season is still remembered today as one of the best individual seasons by a running back ever, regardless if he was a rookie or not.
Broncos rookie Royce Freeman is expected to carry the load for the team this season as a possible featured back in Bill Musgrave’s offense, but these numbers are better than some advanced Madden video game players could strive for.
Some of the best rookie seasons we have seen in recent years have not even come close to these numbers.
The most recent rookie running back to even come close to these numbers was Washington Redskins rookie Alfred Morris in 2012, who finished nearly 200 yards short of Dickerson’s mark.
If Freeman wants to achieve this kind of success, he will need to average at least 115 yards per game.