On Friday, Broncos agreed to terms with almost 27 year old, 2x pro-bowl running back, Melvin Gordon. Aside from the immediate excitement of revenge games versus his former team the Los Angeles Chargers, the running game will take a leap forward in 2020. Denver and MGIII agreed to a two year deal worth $16 million, $13.5 million guaranteed, making him the 6th highest paid running back in the league. Denver will be one of only three teams with two pro-bowl running backs on their roster. While I’m not thrilled about the contract, I’m enticed by Gordon’s pass catching ability, as well as his blocking ability, and am hopeful this move will make sense come the end of 2020.
John Elway has quietly put together a strong free agency. From securing a trade for A.J. Bouye in early March to trading a 7th round pick for pro-bowler Jurrell Casey, Elway and Co. have been making what appear to be all the right moves…
It’s been a rocky road this last week. From losing March Madness, to the NBA, and then all spring sports, and then all sports in general. We are spiraling, but we can count on the NFL to give us something, a little nibble to keep us at bay.
John Elway and Co. have their quarterback for the foreseeable future and it’s time to build around him. Broncos Country has been split all off-season in regards to the first round pick. Do we draft an offensive lineman to help protect our young gun-slinger or do we draft a stud wide receiver as a weapon for Drew Lock? I’ll admit up until the last month I’ve been all in for an offensive tackle but I’ve come to a point where I can accept either position, and am leaning towards a wide receiver more with every passing day.