Can’t cut — or catch — me
If the Denver Broncos had to cut their rosters down to 53 players today, how would you justify letting go of running back Khalfani Muhammad?
Muhammad had the best game of any player on offense for the Broncos in this one.
The speedy Muhammad showed he’s more than just a gimmick out there, running between the tackles on inside zone, catching passes out of the backfield, being utilized out wide and in the screen game, and standing in for pass protection.
Oh yeah, his speed is pretty good, too.
Muhammad put his sub-4.4 speed on display a number of times in this one, touching the ball a total of 12 times with 98 yards (50 rushing, 24 receiving, 24 on a kickoff return).
I’ve said it before, but if you’re new to the party I will say it again: The Broncos simply don’t have anyone besides Phillip Lindsay on the offensive side of the ball with Muhammad’s home run speed.
They have players capable of making big plays. They have guys who have speed. They don’t have many guys who have elite speed.
Muhammad was on another level in this game from the guys around him in terms of his speed, and he put the jets on for a couple of big plays both in the running game and in the passing game.