4 players that could join forces with Sean Payton and the Broncos
Sean Payton is leaving the New Orleans Saints for the Denver Broncos, who else could follow suit?
Rob Walton and Greg Penner solved one massive need for the Denver Broncos in their acquisition of Sean Payton, but there are still several to go on the roster side of the franchise. How might the Denver Broncos fill some of these holes?
There are several free agents in this year’s crop from New Orleans that are worthy of a look. C.J. Gardner Johnson, although no longer a New Orleans Saint, is expected to be another candidate who draws attention.
Could we see someone like Taysom Hill wind up in Denver as the backup to Russell Wilson and as an offensive weapon? Andy Dalton is more of your prototypical backup quarterback, but the Denver Broncos could use that type too.
Who will reunite with Sean Payton in Denver?
4 players that could join forces with Sean Payton on the Denver Broncos
1. Latavius Murray, RB
Start off with the one guy who deserves some love for his reliability last season with the Denver Broncos, Latavius Murray. While he wouldn’t be new to the Denver Broncos, he and Sean Payton as a duo in Denver would be.
Javonte Williams is expected to miss some time next season after his devastating season-ending knee injury. Denver signed Murray off of the Saints’ practice squad last season. Filling in for a later realized Melvin Gordon and injured Javonte Williams, Murray rushed for 703 yards on 160 carries, good enough for 4.4 yards per carry.
Combined with his 124 receiving yards, Murray was reliable and productive with six touchdowns and over 800 all-purpose yards. He was the Denver Broncos’ best back last season, and most reliable.
Murray never put the team in harm’s way with his carelessness or lose handling of the football. That is something that can not be understated with how many times the ball ended up on the ground over the past few years for the Denver Broncos.
Latavius Murray played with Sean Payton in a multi-backfield role. During those two seasons, he rushed for 1,293 yards and nine touchdowns. Murray also had 411 receiving yards and a pair of receiving touchdowns
Re-singing Latavius Murray would be a nice, team-friendly, reliable option to start the Denver Broncos’ season as Javonte Williams comes back to health.