Stunning Broncos Report Emerges Around Javonte Williams

Javonte Williams averaged just 3.6 yards per carry last season
Javonte Williams averaged just 3.6 yards per carry last season / Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos RB Javonte Williams worked his way back from a torn ACL to notch just over 1,000 yards from scrimmage last year, though early reports out of Denver suggest he may not even make the 53-man roster this summer.

Cecil Lammey of DenverSports.com noted on social media that the top Broncos RB appears to be Jaleel McLaughlin and not Williams, wondering if the latter will even be on the team.

For a player the organization spent a second-round pick on in 2021, that'd be a disastrous outcome, especially with a rookie QB under center. Hilariously, this is not the first embarrassing report out of Broncos camp this week.

Broncos RB Jaleel McLaughlin Reportedly Moving Ahead of Javonte Williams

McLaughlin was impressive in limited action in his rookie season, rushing for 410 yards and a TD while adding 160 yards and another pair of scores through the air. Williams averaged only 3.6 yards per carry and, understandably, appeared noticably slower and less explosive.

That's significant given Denver's need for a strong dual-threat back to complement the offense. Williams rushed for 903 yards and caught 43 passes for another 316 yards in 2021, though his devastating injury seems to have derailed the promise he showed.

I believe it's in the Broncos' best interest to keep Williams on the team, and Sean Payton noted it typically takes running backs a couple of years to get back to form after an injury like his. It sounds like Denver will be patient but McLaughlin is taking advantage of his opportunity.

The Broncos have instability at nearly every position, while the Chiefs are a beacon of stability. Denver may have picked up a win last year but we all know Kansas City wins the games that matter.

More Kansas City Chiefs News: