Broncos’ RB Javonte Williams tore his ACL, and his season is over. The MRI also revealed a a torn LCL and posterior lateral corner, sources say. It was just another “Schef” bomb on this rainy, gloomy, depressing Monday morning.
Williams struggled through the first four games of the seasons failing to score a touchdown on 63 total touches. He was the RB30 in PPR format. Despite his inefficiency, Williams looked like a potential emerging star, seeing an massive uptick in receiving. However, his promising sophomore campaign has now been cut short.
Melvin Gordon elevates to presumably the lead back for the Broncos. Gordon has also mightily struggled compiling just 115 yards on 37 attempts (3.1 YPC.) He has fumbled four times. Mike Boone rushed three times for 24 yards in the Broncos Week 4 loss and is worth a bench stash for those in dire need of RB depth.
Williams will look to return in time for Week 1 of the 2023 season. Given the timing of the injury, he has a good shot to be fully healthy for the start of the season.