The #Broncos have struck a deal with RB Jamaal Charles for 1 year, up to $3.75M, source said
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 2, 2017
After a long wait, Jamaal Charles has finally found a new home. The 30-year-old running back has landed with the Denver Broncos on a one-year, $3.75M contract, according to Ian Rapoport. Charles was released at the beginning of the off-season, after spending the first nine years of his career with the Chiefs. He has been sidelined for multiple games with knee injuries over the past couple seasons, which ultimately led to his release. Kansas City saved $6.19M in cap space with the release, so the move made sense all around.
The Broncos backfield took a major nose dive last season, finishing 27th in rushing, after a season where they finished 17th in the league. A lot of this slip was due to injuries their backfield suffered last season. C.J. Anderson got hurt early in the season which caused the bulk of the rushing load to be placed on their first year running back, Devontae Booker. If Charles can come back and stay healthy, he could bring a major boost to Denver’s run game. Hopefully he is able to stay on the field for a full season.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)