The Facts: Williams joined the Broncos as a second-round pick in the 2021 draft and going at that point in the draft created high expectations for many people about what he’d do in the Denver backfield. Williams met those expectations, but admitted recently that he surpassed his own thoughts about what he could do in the NFL. “I definitely did more than I expected I was going to do,” Williams said, via the team’s website. “I ain’t really expect to have the season that I did. I’m pleased with myself for right now. But I know I still got a whole lot of work to do, getting better.”
Diehards Line: That would be great. Williams ran for 903 yards, caught 43 passes for 316 yards, and scored 12 touchdowns to set a high bar for himself heading into his second season. So improvement would be fantastic. Also helpful would be getting more of the workload to himself. That's going to depend in large part on whether Melvin Gordon, who is an unrestricted free agent, returns to Denver or not. Both Gordon and the Broncos have said they'd like to get a deal done. We'll see if that's how it works out.