Denver Broncos: Do not forget about Khalfani Muhammad
Denver Broncos have plenty of money to spend in free agency, but there is one intriguing player in the backfield — Khalfani Muhammad.
Before the 2019 season started the Denver Broncos signed free agent running back Theo Riddick to provide explosiveness and pass catching ability to the backfield. After sustaining an injury in the preseason, Riddick was sidelined for the rest of the season.
Riddick was injured on a pass thrown his direction from Kevin Hogan. There was another back, however, who surprised in the preseason and was close to earning a spot on the 53-man roster.
Riddick is the veteran running back and provides insurance to the pass protection area. Broncos would be wise to entertain the idea of him back; however, Khalfani Muhammad showed during the preseason he is an explosive running back.
Muhammad’s speed and one-cut quickness is an intriguing trait when looking at this team next gear. With Denver watching the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl and using a multitude of backs, they should entertain the same idea by factoring Muhammad in their plans going forward.
Muhammad was a seventh-round pick in 2017 by the Titans and has played with a chip on his shoulder, having been cut multiple times. Muhammad clearly showed value as a weapon in the passing game. In today’s NFL, offensive coordinators must get playmakers the ball as often as they can or design plays to get them the ball.
Due to Muhammad’s limited time with the starting offense in practices last year, Denver would be smart to give him touches with the starting unit and let him shine.
He was signed by the Broncos to a reserve/futures contract after spending the 2019 season on the team’s practice squad.
Already in the early stages of 2020, John Elway has made it a point of emphasis to score points this upcoming season. There is still free agency and NFL Draft to unfold and there are new additions that will happen for the Denver Broncos.
One thing Denver cannot do is forget about is Muhammad. Muhammad is talented to have a future in Denver and the team is wise to consider him in their plans.