Denver Broncos Release RB Willis McGahee

Nov 18 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) during the second quarter of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos cut ties with veteran runningback Willis McGahee. McGahee was there starter for the last couple of seasons and helped the team get to the playoffs.

The Bronocos are trying to get younger and will trust Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball to take the ball and become their starter.

I don’t know if it is the time for the Broncos to go younger. They are built to win now and having a veteran like McGahee could have been useful in a playoff push.

It is just Peyton Manning though. He doesn’t need a running game. He will just toss the rock 5000 times and run a draw play every now and then to try and slow down the pass rush.

The Broncos will need the young running backs to step their game up.

There is still a ton of responsibility being the runningback standing next to Peyton. Protection. Still need to know all the million playcalls that are coming out of his mouth. Plus, they will have to take some pressure off of Peyton’s shoulders by running the ball a little bit.

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  • Cgoodness13

    I think they released him to get another back, probably vonta leach seeing as they are trying to buy the best team possible.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      that would be crazy

  • tubbs45

    Ball is a beast and Hillman should be good. I could see several teams making a run for him including the cards. Between Jacobs and McGahee, I’d like to see the chargers make a run at one of them, short down back with serious power running behind that line… power running anyone?

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i am with that. was wondering if we would use LeRon McClain in that power back role. remember that he was a pretty good back carrying the football with the Ravens. once upon a time