Broncos Want Javonte Williams To Be “The Guy”

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The Denver Broncos have reshaped their offense around Russell Wilson, but a change of tune on the ground could have significant ramifications, too.

 

Many headed into the season expecting running backs Melvin Gordon III and Javonte Williams to share the backfield, though the extent was not clear. Recent reports suggested a 70-30 split in Williams’ favor, and Gordon’s recent remarks confirm the idea.

 

He says the coaching staff wants Williams “to be the guy,” which is understandable given the draft capital and potential of Williams. Gordon is still a quality back and his work will be important to the continuity of the offense. Gordon likely stands in the way of a rushing title, but taking the over on Williams’ rushing yard total (925.5 on FanDuel) is very much in play, especially with -112 odds.