Just a few days ago, Willis McGahee claimed he was the Denver Broncos starting running back. Apparently the Broncos felt very differently about that and proceeded to cut him and his salary loose on Thursday morning. But while he’s once again a free agent in his career, at age 32 Willis McGahee thinks he can still hack it and plans on being healthy and playing in 2013.
“I will keep playing. I don’t feel like I have to go out there and say what I have left. I know what I can do. I’m not worried about it. Once I get the opportunity, it will be all good,” McGahee said, via ESPN. “There are a lot of places I wouldn’t mind playing. You got Miami, Dallas, Green Bay, San Diego, Oakland. That’s not necessarily my order of preference, though. All of those teams I mentioned I would go to with no problems.”
If he has the liklihood of landing anywhere, i would probably be Miami. The Dolphins don’t have a veteran back on roster and are rolling with two young runners heading into the season. This isn’t to say Miami doesn’t have confidence in who they have, but McGahee could help mentor them as well as be a big help to Ryan Tannehill’s offense.
Green Bay drafted two rookies in Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin in the draft, so McGahee is an unlikely fit with the Packers and the Chargers signed veteran backs Ronnie Brown and Danny Woodhead to compliment Ryan Mathews in their backfield. Oakland is a vortex of suck and has long been known to be the dark and deserted land where careers go to die.
McGahee is past his prime and will have to take either a backup role, or whatever job comes his way if he plans on playing in 2013.