Top five bold predictions for Denver Broncos 2022 NFL season

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Jan 2, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams (33) carries the ball for a short gain in the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

Two running backs over 1,000 yards on the ground?

Only seven teams have produced two players with over 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. Denver nearly joined the club last year, with Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon reaching over 900 yards last season.

The two-headed monster core proved fruitful last season, with Williams being the best running back selected in the 2021 draft and Gordon proving that he still has it. Williams finished with 903 yards on 203 carries and four touchdowns. Gordon had the same amount of carries, finishing with 918 yards and eight touchdowns.

The split should stay the same, with Williams being the lead back this season. Both showcased hard running and proved to be one of the best running back cores in the NFL. The new passing attack should help open more holes for the running backs in a more offensive-friendly scheme with Hackett as head coach.

The biggest block in the road to achieving this goal is how much better the Chargers and Raiders got on the defensive end. The Kansas City Chiefs should still be Swiss cheese. However, the Raiders snagging Chandler Jones in free agency and Chargers trading for Khalil Mack to pair up with Joey Bosa is every offense nightmare. Letting Wilson air it out early should help Williams and Gordon find their footing to each eclipse 1,000 yards.

I predict for Williams to finish with 1,127 yards and eight touchdowns. I see Gordon giving around the same production with 1,098 rushing yards and five touchdowns.