Last year, Broncos running backs Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams each had exactly 203 rushing attempts. This year, something like this could happen again.
Gordon is back, just two days before the draft. He and Williams plan to share the load, again.
Earlier in the day, Williams spoke to reporters about the possibility of Gordon re-signing.
“What [G.M.] Jorge [Paton] has planned, I’m ready,” Williams said. “If I have to split the carries, or if I’m the starter, it doesn’t matter. Whatever it is, I’m just trying to win the Super Bowl.”
Last month, new trainer Nathaniel Hackett made it clear that he wants a lot of help as a running back.
“You always want to have as many as you can,” Hackett said at league meetings. “You want a big stable. You want to have a boy that you can feed and make sure he gets a lot. . . . You want to make sure that he can split it as much as he can. I think last year we had a great, actually, a lot of the places I’ve been, there’s always been two guys because you always want to try to split the load as much as you can. At the same time, he is a great player. We’ll have to see how the whole thing goes.”
Now we know how it will go in 2022. Williams and Gordon, sharing the load in the Broncos’ running game.