The Broncos have been plagued with an embarrassing running game it seems like forever. Other teams get massively strong power backs, and we get munchkins that can be tackled by a drunk meth whore on Colfax Avenue.
Elwood handles money like a drunken sailor so might as well pay big money for an impact RB.
Chris Harris Junior is right. The Broncos need impact players right out of the box. If Paxton Lynch is any indication, a rookie quarterback may not provide impact for three or four years. In fact, the stable of first round QB draft picks that have failed miserably is quite large. Grotesquely large. The examples are copious from Johnny Football to Vince Young or Ryan Leaf to Jamarcus Russel. Baker Mayfield could be a reboot of Johnny Football. Chances are, he sputters like Brady Quinn. In fact, Trevor Simian was closer to QB Valhalla then Baker Mayfield.
The Denver Bronco running game has been pathetic for years and years. Peyton Manning elevated the Bronco running game because he could throw the ball like a machine. When Manning rode off into the sunset with his long neck and forehead silhouetted against the light, the bronco game shriveled up and almost died off.
Saquon Barkley can juke like a bitch. Alway we have to do is visualize Saquon Barkley taking CJ Anderson’s place, however instead of a few bust outs on the left side here and there, Barkley jukes like a bitch and is hard to contain. After only a few running plays, the secondary and safeties have to play shallow . With a little play action, and Barkley opens up Dallas Goedert, Sanders and DT.
Lastly, all playoff teams in 2017 had a Superback. Christian McCaffrey elevated Cam Newton. Levion Bell kept Rothlessburger viable. Devante Freeman elevated Matt Ryan. Kareem Hunt made Kansas City an unstoppable AFC West team. Of course, the Broncos would call a running play up the middle into a line of defenders instead.
When Kubiak quite, the running game remained stagnate. Nothing really changed when St. Joseph came on board. Chances are that the Bronco play calling will again be stagnating and predictable. If Cae Keenum is to be successful, he will need the tools, hence, Saquon Barkley is the most valid option .