NFL: How will each running back in the AFC West fare in 2020?

Phillip Lindsay, Broncos
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Denver Broncos

The Broncos offense will look completely different with the addition of rookie wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler. Lock will have some new weapons on the outside but also in the backfield. The Broncos agreed to a two-year deal worth $16 million with Melvin Gordon.

Gordon spent the first five years of his career with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers. He began a holdout prior to the 2019 season over his contract but returned to the team after four games.

Now, he will be in the backfield for an AFC West foe. Gordon has been a workhorse since entering the league but his health has been an issue. Just once has Gordon played all 16 games in a season.

Denver will return Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman in 2020. Lindsay has rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons in the NFL. Together, Gordon and Lindsay will create one of the best running back duos in the league. The Broncos saw their offense struggle in 2019 and wanted to make sure that this did not happen again in 2020.


  1. No question about it, Gruden is so unhappy with Derek Carr he hasn’t drafted a single QB in the past three drafts. With multiple first-rounders the past two drafts, MM and Gru could’ve made a wide variety of moves to pick almost anyone they wanted.. This narrative is entirely media-driven. You’re just too stupid/arrogant to figure out Mayock and Gruden are playing you like a fiddle. One can only hope that when you finally figure that out you’ll have the decency and character to admit it.

  2. The Chargers may be the 1st team in history to have a leading rusher in negative figures…

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