Denver Broncos need to fix the RB situation
What looked like a promising situation entering this season quickly turned sour for the Denver Broncos. Promising second-year running back Javonte Williams tore his ACL paving the way for the much-maligned former Chargers Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon to assume the starting role once again. Unfortunately, that was a disaster in every imaginable way from the repeatedly poor-timed fumbles to the ineffectiveness of pass blocking to the obvious disinterest and sideline frustration after being benched.
As we all know now, Melvin Gordon is no longer a Denver Bronco, and I would be shocked to find a single Denver Bronco fan who was upset about that.
The current stable of Denver Bronco running backs is a bunch of journeymen in Latavius Murray, Chase Edmunds, and Marlon Mack. It is undoubtedly not who you want to bring into next season as your running back group with Javonte Williams trying to return from a major injury.
A few months ago, I wrote about several options the Denver Broncos could and still should pursue at the running back position, and I believe it even more to this day. In fact, I think the Broncos should target an above-average free agent running back addition and use an early day three pick on a running back. Worst case scenario, Javonte Williams isn’t able to come back to pre-injury form and you have one solid running back and a young guy with potential. In the best-case scenario, you have three above-average running backs, which is never a bad thing as we’ve seen this year with that room getting annihilated.
More importantly, if the Denver Broncos are looking to get whatever ounce of potential is left out of Russell Wilson, they will need to have a better run game.