5 Denver Broncos players we’re desperate for more of after the bye

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 30: Latavius Murray #28 of the Denver Broncos celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter in the NFL match between Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 30, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images) /

4. Latavius Murray, RB

As we progress into the second half of the season, one of the most interesting things to monitor is going to be what the Denver Broncos’ running back rotation looks like. The team did not move on from Melvin Gordon as many had expected after Gordon fumbled four times in four games and nearly had a fifth against the Colts a handful of weeks ago. Although the Broncos did “bench” Gordon against his former team, the Chargers, the Broncos then vowed to have Gordon in the starting lineup against the Jets and that’s exactly what we saw.

After Javonte Williams’ injury, the Broncos acted quickly to get Latavius Murray into the fold and so far, he’s been exactly as advertised. Although perhaps not spectacular, Murray has run hard, he’s given the Broncos a back who simply doesn’t fumble, he falls forward, and he’s helped the team’s red zone numbers. He’s got three touchdowns in his last four games (including a game as a member of the New Orleans Saints) and Murray has been consistent if nothing else.

The arrival of Chase Edmonds has added another wrinkle to the Denver Broncos’ running back stable, but there’s no doubt that we need to continue to see more of Murray after the bye week. As he continues to acclimate to the offense, he can help the Broncos extend drives, stay ahead of the chains on first down, and most importantly — hold onto the ball.

It will also be great to see the Broncos get Marlon Mack involved. Mack was an underrated addition for Denver off of the 49ers’ practice squad and although he was inactive against the Jaguars in London, we should see him play relatively soon.