NFL Rumors: AFC Team Labeled As ''Perfect Landing'' Spot For Star Running Back

The Denver Broncos are looking to improve their offense after finishing last in the league last season.

One potential move the team could make is to acquire Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler, who has been granted permission to explore trade options.

Former NFL general manager Randy Mueller believes that Ekeler would be an ideal fit for the Broncos' offensive scheme, especially with new head coach Sean Payton's history of utilizing receiving running backs.

During his time as the New Orleans Saints' offensive coordinator, running backs averaged 64.7 receptions and 515.3 receiving yards per year.

Denver finished 21st in rushing yards per game last season, and adding Ekeler's ability to excel in the passing game could provide a much-needed boost to their offense.

Furthermore, Ekeler has a connection to the Broncos as offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, who previously worked with Payton in New Orleans, was the Chargers' offensive coordinator in 2021 and 2022 when Ekeler's numbers significantly improved.

While it remains to be seen whether the Broncos will pursue Ekeler, his skillset and potential fit in Denver's offense make him an intriguing option for the team as they look to improve their offensive game in the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports