ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver BroncosGeorge Paton, general manager of the team, has stated that “the door is open” for some of the free agents to come back to the team. This was even more than a month after they were granted free agency.
On Tuesday night, run back Melvin Gordon IIIHe agreed to enter that room. The eight-year-old veteran of the Broncos, now 29, agreed to terms for a one-year contract that included performance incentives.
Gordon is the third unrestricted, free agent to sign with the Broncos for a one year deal in recent weeks. Kareem JacksonDefensive tackle DeShawn Williams.
Just days before the NFL draft, the veteran returns and shows that he is confident that he will be sharing carries with his fellow players. Javonte WilliamsAgain. It also shows that the Broncos do not believe they can find enough help at this position in this weekend’s draft. Therefore, the Broncos expect to open the new season with the same three runningbacks as last year: Williams (Gordon) and Mike Boone.
Williams was the Broncos' second round pick in 2021 and was named to their All Rookie team. Williams was also asked about Gordon's potential return to the team after Tuesday's minicamp.
Williams stated that he had been speaking to Mel recently, looking at his activities and how they are doing. “Whatever George (Paton), the general manager, has in mind, I'm prepared. It doesn't matter if I have to split the carries or if it's me who starts, it doesn't really matter. No matter what, I want to win Super Bowl.
As last season came to an end, Gordon stated that Williams was the best back for the team and that Gordon wanted to find a position where Williams could be the unquestioned No. The offense's best option for running the game.
Williams had 903 yards, while Williams had 918 yards. Gordon had 203 runs and Williams had 918 yards. Gordon was injured in the hip, shoulder, and thumb, but he missed only one game of the season, the Broncos' loss to the Broncos in Week 13. Kansas City Chiefs.
Nathaniel Hackett, first-year coach, said that he enjoys the Williams performances and Williams' potential as a leader back. Hackett stated that he still wants to have depth at the position during minicamp, which opened Monday.
Gordon signed a $16 million, two-year contract with the Denver Broncos in January 2020. He was always the subject of criticism by the team's fans, no matter his performance. He led the Broncos in rush during the two previous seasons and scored 20 touchdowns over 31 games.
Gordon responded to a question about the possibility of free agency, as last season ended.
“Hell yeah, I'm thinking about that. I would love for you to come here. As far as the fans are concerned, I don’t think there are many people who want me here. I want to be there. I have seen so much. And I understand. I get it. It's a great place to be. I love the guys. I would love to be there. I don't care about the hate. It's probably mostly fantasy. People get a little tighter in the back when they play fantasy football.
He was widely considered to be the veteran who took the most carries in 2020. Phillip LindsayFan favorite and Denver South High School grad, Last season, Williams was the one that fans wanted to see more of.
Gordon has never given up. In seven seasons, he has rushed for 6,144 yards with 53 touchdowns and 284 receptions for 2,244 yard and 14 touchdown receptions.