Top 5 Potential Landing Spots for Willis McGahee
5 Potential Landing Spots For Willis McGahee
The 2013 NFL offseason has been filled with plenty of interesting moves and the trend continued on Thursday as the Denver Broncos parted ways with running back Willis McGahee. Over the last two seasons, McGahee led the Broncos in rushing after combining for 1,930 yards and eight touchdowns, but it was clear the team was moving in a different direction as age was clearly a key factor in the team's decision to part ways.
While McGahee would have most likely been able to produce decent numbers again, Denver has plenty of talented, younger running backs on their roster such as Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball they would be better off focusing on for the 2013 season. The Broncos have been patiently waiting for Moreno to live up to his potential and expectations are high on Ball after using a second-round pick on the former Wisconsin star in the 2013 NFL Draft.
In other words--it's no surprise to see the team decide to part ways with McGahee.
Despite his release, there's no question McGahee still has what it takes to make an impact for the 2013 season and with plenty of teams in need of a veteran running back--it seems like only a matter of time before he finds himself a new home for the 2013 season. There may not be a timetable when it comes to where McGahee could end up, but it's never too early to take a look at five potential landing spots for the running back next year.
5. New England Patriots
Even though the New England Patriots seem confident with Stevan Ridley as their running back moving forward, this is a team with a history of bringing key veterans on board. If any team is capable of finding a way to make McGahee effective in the ground game, it's the Patriots.
4. Dallas Cowboys
Despite having a top 10 overall offense, the Dallas Cowboys ranked 31st in the league last season when it came to rushing yards per game (79.1). DeMarco Murray has shown potential at times over the last two years, but this team clearly could use help in the ground game--which is why McGahee would make a solid fit.
3. St. Louis Rams
There's no question the St. Louis Rams will miss Steven Jackson in the backfield now that Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead will most likely compete for the starting job at running back. With this in mind, it's clear the Rams could use a veteran like McGahee with experience in the backfield.
2. New York Giants
The New York Giants parted ways with Ahmad Bradshaw to save some money and they were confident enough with Andre Brown and David Wilson, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't consider adding another running back before training camp. If anything, McGahee would be a good mentor for these young running backs.
1. Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins decided to part ways with Reggie Bush with the intention of focusing their ground game around Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller, but they could still use a veteran running back for safety precaution. Miami is a team with plenty of potential and they may be the best fit for a running back like McGahee heading into the 2013 season.