Latavius Murray has played quite well for the Denver Broncos this season and is becoming someone the team needs to re-sign. Murray jumped on the opportunity to sign onto an active roster when he signed with the Broncos earlier this season.
Since then, he’s made it clear that the team needs to re-sign him. His play has been solid; he’s a hard runner and can consistently turn negative plays into two or three-yard gains. He was excellent in week 15 against the Arizona Cardinals along with Marlon Mack, who, to a lesser degree, should also be brought back.
Re-signing a 30+-year-old running back might not seem all that important, but the Broncos are going to need to find an RB1 while Javonte Williams rehabs from the season-ending knee injury he suffered earlier in the season.
Murray is not really someone who should start for the Denver Broncos every week, but man, he has really shown no signs of slowing down and would fare well as the RB2 in the offense. He’s 6’3″ and 220 pounds. Just imagine him with fresh legs barreling down an opposing defense after the RB1 for the Broncos just tore it up.
I really don’t need a downside to bringing Murray back. You can re-sign him for cheap and likely wants to stay as running backs of his age don’t really gain much traction in free agency. The team signing Latavius Murray early in the offseason was not something that seemed headline-grabbing, but his value to Denver is evident.
He rushed for 130 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown against the Cardinals. Marlon Mack added 37 yards and a touchdown himself. On the day, the Broncos rushed for 168 yards, a season-high.
Taking a look at three players whose future with the Denver Broncos could be on the line with a good (or bad) performance in Week 15.
Being that Brett Rypien was under center, we did see more of the run game, and even though the Cardinals’ defense isn’t good, it was nice to see at least one unit of the offense get something going for a change.