Andy Janovich (FB)
Jano! In terms of sheer impact on the offense, no guy may have been missed more than Andy Janovich in 2019.
Since his arrival in 2016, the former Husker has bulldozed his way through defenders and achieved cult hero status with the fanbase along the way.
Aside from his impact as a blocker, he’s widely regarded as one of the Broncos’ best Special Teams players.
While his numbers don’t reflect his impact (284 yards from scrimmage and 4 TD’s), Janovich has steadily emerged as one of the best fullbacks in the league.
Jano’s season-ending injury against the Vikings was devastating for two reasons. One, we lose our starting FB and key special teams player but two, his effect on the running game was immense.
For more details on how Janovich’s presence is felt on offense, check out my man Sayre Bedinger’s analysis of Janovich here.
Simply put, Andy Janovich is the quintessential football player. While he will never light up the stat sheet, the guy gets his job done and does it with little complaints. You need guys like that to win a Super Bowl. It also doesn’t hurt that he just signed a 3-year extension with the team.
Broncos Country, get used to seeing a lot of Jano on the field in the Orange and Blue. It signs point to him sticking around for a while.
2020 Status: Brick
There we have it. While we all can admire Lindsay’s play and awesome hair, it’s important to keep the rest of the RB group in mind and see which one of these guys can help #30 pound the rock for the Broncos in 2020.
This franchise has a rich history of running backs and if Denver is going to get back to any sort of prominence, they need to have a fantastic running game.
The Broncos definitely have one piece of that puzzle in place. It’s just a matter of adding the remaining pieces to create the picture.