The Denver Broncos have released running back Willis McGahee. At age of of 32, coming off an injury that kept it out for the final two months of the season, and the fact that he was due 2.5 million in 2013, the move makes a lot of sense. Additionally, the Broncos have younger and cheaper options at the running-back position in Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball.
McGahee’s reaction was one that you would expect out of a veteran who has played for three teams over nine seasons. McGahee told ESPN: “I knew it was going to happen. It is what it is. They are going younger”. As for any hard feelings he might harbor against the Broncos, “”I don’t have anything against the people behind me. Now they have the opportunity. I wish them nothing but the best of luck. They’re all good kids”.
He wishes to play and has been running without restrictions, despite missing all of OTAs (missed due to family reasons).McGahee listed preferred destinations of Oakland, Dallas, Green Bay, Miami, and Sand Diego.
McGahee rushed for 1,930 yards and scored 8 TDs while playing for the Broncos.
The most interesting destination that he listed is Green Bay. If he can play near the production level he has add, along with Rodgers at QB, that offense will finally have the balance it has lacked.