The Denver Broncos boasted one of the most effective two-man backfields in the NFL last season.
Melvin Gordon- Denver Broncos
On a weekly basis, veteran Melvin Gordon and youngster Javonte Williams split plays nearly evenly.
Melvin Gordon- A Weekly Basis
At the conclusion of the season, they had each had exactly 203 runs, with Gordon averaging 4.5 yards per carry.
Melvin Gordon- Conclusion of the Season
Williams gaining 4.4. Williams had 43 catches to Gordon's 28, but Gordon held the advantage in total touchdowns.
Melvin Gordon- Had a 43 Catches
In 2021, the arrangement worked reasonably well, but in 2022, people are more enthusiastic about Williams than Gordon.
Melvin Gordon- Arrangement Worked
Given that Williams is in his second NFL season and has just turned 22, while Gordon is in his eighth.
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Melvin Gordon- Second NFL Season
Gordon is aware of the disconnect, but he isn't satisfied to fade into the background behind Williams, he siad in a minicamp.
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Melvin Gordon- Aware of the Disconnect
According to Nick Kosmider of The Athletic, Gordon acknowledged that "people want me to take a back seat.
Melvin Gordon- Want Me to Take Back Seat
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