Denver Broncos 5 options to replace Javonte Williams in 2023

Denver Broncos, Javonte Williams (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos could pursue Jamaal Williams

While I wouldn’t say Jamaal Williams arriving in Denver will get Denver Broncos fans excited, it would be a solid, under-the-radar addition that would make a ton of sense given head coach Nathanial Hackett’s tenure in Green Bay overlapping with Williams.

Despite never getting starter-level carries over the course of a season, Williams has proven to be an effective number-two back who can spot-start when needed. More importantly, his highest carry volume in one season was last year in Detroit with 153 rushing attempts so the wear and tear have been limited.

Also of note, he has proven to be a serviceable receiving back out of the backfield with 153 catches in his career for 1,148 yards which is a 7.5-yard-per-carry average.

At 28, Williams is the kind of guy, the Denver Broncos could land for cheaper (he’s only earning $3M a year on a 2-year deal in Detroit) than Josh Jacobs or Rashaad Penny and feel comfortable going into next season if Javonte Williams is unable to come back right away.

Geographically speaking, Williams is from California and went to school at BYU. Making his way to the Mile High City would get him closer to family.