Denver Broncos: Grading each position group from 2020 season
The Broncos were a good running team this season, it just didn’t stand out as they were trailing in games too often. The team finished 13th in the league in rushing yards per game at just a shade under 120 per contest.
Melvin Gordon was the clear lead dog and that was helped by Phillip Lindsay missing several games. Gordon rushed for 986 yards on the season to lead the team.
Lindsay, who had back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in his first two years, rushed for just half of that in 2020 while only playing in 11 games.
Royce Freeman was relegated to spot duty here and there but was actually best on the team in terms of yards per carry with 4.9 yards per tote. The only other running back on the team to get a carry during the season was undrafted rookie LeVante Bellamy.
Gordon paced the team by carrying the ball 215 times. The trio of Lindsay, Freeman and Bellamy had 157 carries combined. It will be interesting to see how the team intends to use its running backs next season and how the carries will be divided up.
As a team, the rushing attack was decent and definitely something the team can build upon.