As it stands, Javonte Williams is set to lead the Denver Broncos rush offense in the 2022 season, but there is still a possibility that he could once again tag along with Melvin Gordon.
Overall, Gordon still remains unsigned in free agency. He became an unrestricted free agent after his two-year deal with the Broncos was up. Although he dealt with minor injuries over the course of the 2021 season, Gordon wound up missing a mere one game, as he finished the campaign with 1,131 yards from scrimmage and eight rushing touchdowns.
Broncos general manager George Paton is also facing a dilemma on whether to re-sign safety Kareem Jackson, and overall, he is not shutting the door on possibly bringing back the two.
“We’ve spoken to both their agents,” Paton said on Sunday. “It’s ongoing. We’d love to bring everyone back, but we just can’t do it. We’re still talking with those two — really good players.”
Gordon has opened up about his desire to return to the Broncos. Earlier this month, he noted that he had talks with Paton about re-signing with Denver, and he would “love” to win a championship with the Broncos.
Spotrac does project a market value of a $5.2 million average annual value salary for Gordon, so such a reunion could end up being a low-risk, high-reward move for Broncos team officials.