3 roster moves that backfired on the Denver Broncos
Handing Melvin Gordon a roster spot in 2022
Melvin Gordon’s tenure in Denver was marred by ridiculous, middle-school football-type fumbles that ended up costing Denver dearly. Somehow, he was essentially given a roster spot in 2022 and continued his fumbling mess.
Not only was it ineffective on the ground, averaging less than four yards per carry, but his five fumbles on just 90 carries were almost storybook to witness.
Fumbles against the Raiders and Seahawks greatly altered the outcome of the game, and his fumbles in prior years with the team should have been enough to not re-sign him for 2022.
Finally, after 10 games in 2022, the team released Gordon. It was long overdue, but it happened, and it should have. Latavius Murray then came in and took over the RB1 duties. On a happier note, Murray was fantastic for the Broncos, taking care of the rock and putting quality football on film, even though he’s a 30-plus-year-old running back.
I think the Broncos found their RB2 in Latavius Murray for the 2023 season. He played well enough for the team to re-sign him. While Javonte Williams continues to rehab from his torn ACL, Murray can have a significant role in the run game.