It was reported yesterday that the Denver Broncos would host veteran free agent running back Jamaal Charles to upgrade their backfield. Well, Denver Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph said if Charles is "right and it fits for us, we'll make it happen".
Vance Joseph: Jamaal Charles coming in tomorrow for a physical and a visit. If he's right and it fits for us, we'll make it happen.— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) May 1, 2017
By all accounts, Charles is "right". He has been rehabbing his knee and looks rather healthy after his last two seasons have been shortened because of an ACL injury and from complications from said ACL injury last season.
It sounds like Charles will sign a contract with the Broncos if and only if his knee looks good and he can pass his physical with the Broncos. He is 30 years old and coming off two injury-riddled seasons because of his knees, so there's a chance that this doesn't happen because of those medicals, but let's hope he's healthy and the Broncos can squeeze out another elite season from Charles.
On 850 KOA, #Broncos John Elway on Jamaal Charles. "He's had a great career with some setbacks due to injury, so we'll see where he is"— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) May 2, 2017
Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway backed up Joseph's statements by saying that "we'll see where he is". Again, it sounds like if his knees are all good, he signs.
If Charles is signed, this really makes the Broncos backfield a little crowded and probably isn't great news for C.J. Anderson. Charles would eat into his carries, and I'd expect Booker to get his carries as well, plus they have the explosive Henderson to feed as well. So one of the four(If Charles is added) will have to take a reduced role and my best guess on that person is Anderson.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out IF Charles is signed today.
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