The Broncos feared yesterday that running back Javonte Williams suffered a serious knee injury, and today those fears came true.
Williams suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, according to multiple reports.
Williams leads the Broncos with 47 carries for 204 yards this season and has been more effective than the running back he shared carries with, Melvin Gordon. Given Gordon’s ongoing issues, the Broncos would prefer not to continue giving him the ball, but without Williams they will have little choice. Mike Boone will also see more races with Williams.
Williams, 22, was a second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and was one of the NFL’s top rookie running backs last year.