Did the Denver Broncos Make the Right Move By Releasing Willis McGahee?
From players being released to others signing with new teams, the 2013 NFL offseason has seen plenty of interesting moves that will have a major impact to the regular season as training camp is less than two months away from getting underway. The latest player to join the list–running back Willis McGahee.
The Denver Broncos announced on Thursday how they were releasing McGahee after two seasons–which may come as a bit of a surprise to some. McGahee led the team in rushing in each of the last two seasons as he rushed for 1,930 yards and eight touchdowns from 2011-12.
Broncos released RB Willis McGahee.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 13, 2013
Unfortunately for McGahee, it appears the running back’s age played a key factor in the team’s decision to party ways as the Broncos have plenty of younger talent at running back for the 2013 season–including former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball. The Broncos used a second-round pick on Ball in the 2013 NFL Draft and the decision to move on from McGahee shows just how confident the team is with their new running back.
There are plenty of teams that could use a veteran running back like McGahee–so it wouldn’t be a surprise if it was only a matter of time before he found a new home. It sounds crazy, but when taking into consideration McGahee’s history of injury along with the amount of running backs on Denver’s roster capable of making an impact–this decision by the Broncos doesn’t really come as much of a surprise at all.
“Like” Dan Parzych on Facebook
Be sure to follow Dan on Twitter @DanParzych
Top 5 Players On the Cowboys' Free Agent Wish List
Big D was just a Texas Two Step from the Super Bowl in 2014. Here are five possible additions that can take the Dallas Cowboys to the top. Read More
Top 5 Players On Bears’ 2015 Free Agency Wish List
After trading away Brandon Marshall, here are the top five players to make Chicago Bears fans feel awesome again. Read More