Dec 8, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes on fourth down in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

NFL rumors: Broncos unlikely to pursue Chris Johnson


Free agent running back Chris Johnson has yet to schedule a visit since being release by the Tennessee Titans, and it appears that at least one team a day is removing themselves as a potential suitor for the former 2,000 yard rusher.

According to the Denver Post, the Broncos are not expected to pursue Johnson despite the lack of experience currently on their roster.

Denver currently has Montee Ball, C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman on the roster, and they appear confident with that group of running backs in the backfield. Ball is expected to carry the bulk of the carries, while Anderson and Hillman will need to battle it out for the primary back up role.

While the Broncos may not be in the mix for Johnson, he would still have a great opportunity to revive his career with the New York Jets, who are considered the favorite to land the veteran rusher.

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  • Armando Cuesta

    If the crux of the matter for DENVER was to improve the running game for 2014, this current allotment of backs will likely prove to be a FAIL. While it’s true that Ball shows great promise and potential (and would make an excellent tandem back), he is as yet wholly unproven to be able to handle such a load by himself for an entire season. But what is even more concerning is the lack of depth amongst this group. CJ Anderson is a second year pro with a career total of 55 yards on 7 carries. And R. Hillman is a 3rd year waif of a back who is perennially in Coach Fox’s doghouse as a result of fumbling issues and his inability to pass protect. And while the acquisition of a back in the draft would certainly help, it would just be adding unproven talent to the mix we already have.
    We need an experienced back that has versatility and can still contribute to the running attack. Ex Giant Andre Brown would have been a solid addition, but he signed with the Texans a few days ago. Short of Johnson, at this point, I don’t see another viable option. In short, it matters not what other moves we make, if the Broncos can’t arm themselves with a competent and versatile running attack, and once again places the entire onus of winning on a 38 year olds right arm, we are doomed to repeat the success….and ultimate failure of last year.

    • Matthew Heuser

      You are 100 percent correct. Unless ball has a breakout season. I don’t see a bright future for the running game.

  • Josh Stclair

    I saw on IBN sports that cj is saying no to the jets and has decided between us the panthers or giants.. Is this true?

    • James Newton

      Chris should go to the broncos he has the best chance to get a ring and be successful

  • James Newton

    If denver doesnt take chris johnson they will regret that decision they will have no running game ball and the crew will fumble all season making it harder to win games turning the ball over that much