Broncos Confirm Starting Running Back After Busy Trade Deadline Day

The Denver Broncos backfield is crowded and with the acquisition of Chase Edmonds, it leads many to wonder who the starting running back will be.

Broncos general manager George Paton said Tuesday that Melvin Gordon is still the Broncos' starting running back, despite the team acquiring Edmonds in the Bradley Chubb trade with the Miami Dolphins. 

Since Javonte Williams went down with a torn ACL in Week 4, Gordon has seen at least 52 percent of the offensive snaps in three of four games, with the exception of a season-low 15 percent in Week 6. 

Overall, Gordan tacked on 46 touches for 213 yards and one touchdown during that stretch, while Latavius Murray and Mike Boone combined for 57 touches. 

There are plenty of reps to go around in the Denver backfield, and Paton indicated that Edmonds won't necessarily challenge Gordon for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart. 

The Broncos are currently 3-5. 
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