Free Agent Running Backs In Demand

by JoeYancey

Melvin GordonBuffalo Bills

We would be wise to remember Melvin Gordon averaged 4.6 yards per carry in 2020, and 4.5 yards per carry in 2021. Melvin amassed over 900 yards in a split role both seasons. His reliability is a tad suspect given he has played in 16 games twice in a 7-year career. Devin Singletary emerged as the lead back last season in Buffalo, specifically late in the season and the playoffs. Zack Moss is under contract for two more years. He is but a blip on the salary map, so he could be kept on roster without much damage, and provide some depth. Melvin Gordon is a better backup option than Moss, and possibly a better starting option. This is a great add for a championship caliber team.


Sony Michel Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Could Sony be headed for a reunion with Tom Brady, in Tampa, FL? A sure-handed, James White-like back is just what the doctor ordered, and Tom brady gets what Tom brady wants. With the signing of Leonard Fournette, and likely departure of Ronald Jones, Michel is a great option, and one Tom brady is very familiar with.


Tarik CohenPittsburgh Steelers

A reunion with former teammate, Mitchell Trubisky may be the best fit for Tarik Cohen. The Pittsburgh Steelers already have their horse in Najee Harris. Cohen out of the backfield on obvious passing downs would help diversify the offense, give Harris a blow and provide Mitch Trubisky a known, trusted talent.


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