The Denver Broncos are hoping that running back Devontae Booker is a young player who can be one of their top offensive options in the future.
They have been making a concerted effort to get him the ball in recent weeks, and it is paying some dividends. In his last two games he has 7 receptions for 76 yards.
Booker is in his second season with the Broncos, and explained what he is able to do this year that he couldn’t as a rookie.
“Year 1, a lot was going through my mind when I was out there on the field with protections and just playing-wise,” Booker said to The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala. “But this year it’s completely different. I know what to expect, know all the protections and everything like that. It allows me to go out there and just play fast.”
Booker is showing some promise, but it still isn’t showing when he carries that ball. His 3.5 yards-per-carry is the same as it was during his rookie season. Against the Oakland Raiders in Week 12 he only gained 11 yards on 6 carries.
The Broncos are going to give Booker ever opportunity the rest of this to secure the No. 1 running back job. It’s his job to take advantage of the opportunity.