According to the Denver Post, rookie running back Montee Ball was the “best” performer for the Denver Broncos’ top three running backs in Saturdays’ scrimmage.
Ball ripped off a nine-yard run with the first-team offense that got Denver a first-and-goal at the four-yard line. Ronnie hillman starter, but Ball was mixed in with the ones. Knowshon Moreno served as the No. R running back.
Ball could begin to separate himself from Hillman and Moreno in live action this pre-season.
After having a stellar college career at the University of Wisconsin, Ball could take his performance from the college level into the big leagues like Trent Richardson and Alfred Morris did last season for their teams.
The Broncos released veteran running back Willis McGahee, leaving the Broncos with Knowshon Moreno, who filled in when McGahee got injured and did an excellent job for this Broncos offense.
Ball and Moreno will be a perfect one-two punch for Peyton Manning and the Broncos, with either starting. Both should get some equal carries when it’s time for pre-season to begin. Moreno will probably be rested after a few possessions early on in pre-season, so Ball and Hill could a work load in, as they prepare for the regular season.
All three running backs are talented and add depth to this running game.