Melvin Gordon knows Javonte Williams is fan favorite, but wants to return to Broncos in 2022

Melvin Gordon’s been reading the tweets. He appreciates Broncos Nation is in enjoy with Javonte Williams, who has emerged as 1 of the NFL’s most dynamic rookies this period.

And which is Okay with him, he insists.

The veteran tailback continues to be all-in on the Broncos’ finish-of-period playoff thrust — and wants to be a section of whichever will come subsequent in 2022.

“Hell yeah I’m pondering about it,” Gordon claimed of his foreseeable future. “I would enjoy to be in this article (subsequent calendar year), I want to be in this article. I don’t feel a lot of folks want me in this article, as much as the fans… I understand and I get it.

“But I enjoy it in this article and I enjoy the fellas in this article. They do good with managing backs here… And with that O-line we have received appropriate now, they’re going to be really specific. We’ve received some youthful fellas who are really proficient. I’ve experienced very a couple decades where my line wasn’t as wonderful (with the Chargers), so when you see something blossoming, you want to be a section of it. With any luck ,, God-ready I am.”

Prior to the Week thirteen decline to Kansas Metropolis, Gordon and Williams essentially split carries as a result of the team’s initially 11 games. But with Gordon inactive in opposition to the Chiefs thanks to a hip harm, Williams turned in an explosive overall performance, becoming the initially rookie in franchise background with extra than one hundred yards hurrying and extra than seventy five yards obtaining in a solitary match.

Gordon claimed Williams, who gained 92 of his 102 hurrying yards just after contact, “went outrageous.”

“He balled out and did what we all understood he could do,” Gordon claimed. “We’ve been splitting the ball down the middle due to the fact we commenced the calendar year off. If you leave him in there (all the time), or leave me in there, just feel of the yards we have set alongside one another and set it into 1 participant. If we didn’t have every single other, we’d be best five in hurrying as an particular person. But we’re in a posture in this article where we have received two No. 1s.”

To Gordon’s issue, he and Williams are 1 of two managing back again duos in the NFL with 600-moreover yards hurrying apiece this period. Williams has 670 yards on a hundred and forty carries with two whole touchdowns, even though Gordon has 605 on one hundred thirty five with five scores.

Though Gordon points out that Williams, the team’s second-round decide on this calendar year, is “going to be a Bronco for a even though,” the veteran’s foreseeable future is much less crystal clear. Gordon is in the last period of a two-calendar year, $sixteen million offer and will be a cost-free agent occur March. In the meantime, Williams has three extra seasons on his rookie offer and third-stringer Mike Boone will also be back again underneath deal in 2022.

Gordon argued that the team’s strategy of holding equally tailbacks clean by splitting carries this period has been tough for equally players to accept, but it’s finally benefited the Broncos hurrying assault (12th in the NFL at 118 yards/match).