Tyler Badie, Running Back
Though it fell way under the radar, the Broncos’ signing of Tyler Badie off the practice squad of the Baltimore Ravens toward the end of the season was a solid move that could pay off in the long term.
Badie played in just one game for the Broncos and caught one pass for 24 yards, but it went for a touchdown. Badie should have a chance to become a bigger part of the team in 2023.
There is the potential for a player at the running back position to really step up for the Broncos as the only running back currently under contract that had any impact in 2022 is Javonte Williams, and he will be coming off of a torn ACL.
Serious thought should be given to bringing veteran Latavius Murray back but even with Williams and Murray, there would be a chance for a player to be a real option on third downs and as a receiver.
Badie could fill that role.
In Payton’s New Orleans offense, smaller running backs Darren Sproles and Alvin Kamara became huge weapons and contributed mightily in the passing game. Badie is only 5-foot-8 but he has a solid potential ceiling and could be a name to watch as the offseason progresses.