With Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson potentially set to miss “a few weeks” with a knee injury, the team will turn to rookie Devontae Booker.
Booker, for his part, is ready to go. When asked whether or not he can handle an increased workload, he was very positive.
“Absolutely. Right now, my coach [Running Backs Coach Eric Studesville] has talked about it pretty much every day in our meeting room about opportunity and being ready for it. He coaches us to be ready for every opportunity and during film study he makes sure we are ready for each and every situation that we may get on the field.”
He did note that he isn’t getting ahead of himself, saying that there is no official word yet on Anderson, but that he is preparing and is excited for the opportunity.
“It’s definitely excited, but we still really haven’t heard a word yet on where C.J. is. I’m just going to continue to prepare and be ready for the opportunity.”
Booker, 24, was a fourth-round pick by the Broncos this season. In seven games, he has 51 carries for 244 yards and a touchdown. That’s good for second on the team behind Anderson, who has 437 yards on 110 carries and four touchdowns this year.