Last year, Broncos runningbacks Melvin Gordon (Broncos) and Javonte William had a similar number of carries with 203 each. The perception is that Williams will be the primary option, with Gordon being the understudy.
Williams isn't ready to give up the job, Gordon.
Gordon said to reporters Monday that he had told George [Paton] about my visit at the table and told him I wasn't going to lie down." "I'm not going down, man. I have always believed that I must go after it, and that someone is coming in to do your job. Many people want me to be a second-rate employee. I get it. It has been that way for quite some time. It was the same when I was with Chargers. Everyone wanted Austin [Ekeler] starting. I came out here to do my thing. Everyone, thank you for your motivation. Thank you for your motivation. It is what I need.
"I'm going to do my best for the team. Every time I go out there I try to put my best foot forward. Then I'll watch what happens. Our goal is to get them to want to play with me. We'll do our thing, Vonte and I are certain. I'm not sure how we'll do the reps or other such things. Now, the goal is to master the playbook and allow things to unfold. I am going to be ready for battle. It is what it is. It will make us more successful -- it did last years. That's what I intend to do. I don't care what age people think of me. I feel good. Since I was able to join the league with running backs, I have been sharing the ball. This is not a new thing. I have been fighting for quite some time. Austin Ekeler is a tough man. I had to fight with him and do the exact same thing. It's all my luck, man. It just so happens that I am paired with some amazing backs. "Fortunately, and unfortunately, I would have to say."
Gordon stated, "With Russell [Wilson], it's a big game changer." I'm not one of those guys who likes to start again. Change is something I don't enjoy. It involves making new friends, building relationships, and discovering who you are in your clique. It's a drag. It's a drag. It's a lot. There's a lot of work that goes into it behind closed doors, and that can change your entire thought process about leaving a place.
Gordon likes Denver's new head coach.
Gordon stated, "[Nathaniel] Hackett [is] a cool guy." He is full of energy. He has changed the atmosphere. You are excited to be here. You're a lot more excited than I was before. His activities are varied and enjoyable. It's a great workplace. Being a Bronco is a great job. These last few days, coming in today and last week when I was sprinkling here in and out. It has a completely different feeling. I'm enjoying it."
We'll find out if he enjoys it in September when it comes time to work out the reps, and the touches. It's possible that Wilson will play quarterback so there won't be as many runs overall. Both men will have plenty of opportunities if they are healthy. Hackett made it clear that he would prefer more options than fewer for the position.