5 potential targets for Broncos at running back
If George Paton and the Denver Broncos want to add the least appealing option to the eyes, look no further than Latavius Murray.
Latavius Murray is built like a tank at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds. He possesses a physical style of running that may be exactly what the Denver Broncos would be searching for with the loss of Melvin Gordon.
Murray isn’t going to break out a 70-yard scamper, but what he does do is keep the chains moving. He would be a guy that you could bring in on a pretty cheap one-year deal if the Denver Broncos are just looking for a short-yardage back.
In 2021 with the Baltimore Ravens, Murray rushed for 501 yards and six touchdowns. Nothing to clamor to, but that isn’t what the Denver Broncos should be searching for. Throughout his eight total seasons, Murray has rushed for a total of 49 touchdowns.
If the Broncos do trade for an elite quarterback, skimming the bottom of the barrel for free agents like Murray could bring immense value at a discounted rate. Murray also played two seasons for the Minnesota Vikings in 2017 and 2018.
He then signed a three-year deal worth $15 million dollars before being let go after his second season with the proud SKOL nation. Like Leonard Fournette, Cordarrelle Patterson and Phillip Lindsay, Latavius Murray has current ties to the Denver Broncos’ regime as he signed with the Minnesota Vikings during George Paton’s tenure in their front office.