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Jamaal Charles Makes It Clear He’s Competing For Starting Job With Broncos

After parting ways with the Kansas City Chiefs recently, veteran running back Jamaal Charles eventually signed a deal with the Denver Broncos. Charles has dealt with many injury issues over the years and hopes to extend his career in the Mile High City.

Although Charles feels as though he still has a lot of football left in him, the two-time All-Pro will have to battle it out for carries with CJ Anderson and Devontae Booker. Charles plans not only to share carries with these two backs, but he wants to be the primary ball carrier and intends to compete for that role, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post:

During his prime with the Chiefs, Charles was widely considered to be one of the best running backs in the NFL. A strong case could be made that Charles was indeed the cream of the crop at his position, but simply couldn’t stay healthy with knee issues being a persistent problem for the Texas product.

If Charles can stay healthy and reclaim his elite form, the veteran will have a great shot at securing the starting job while at the same time making the Broncos offense a force to be reckoned with once again. Anderson may pose the toughest threat for Charles in his attempt to earn the starting job in the backfield, but the 26-year-old hasn’t been able to capitalize on his breakout season in 2014 when he earned Pro Bowl honors.

It’ll be interesting to see how things pan out in Denver with no telling who may be the primary ball carrier come Week 1.

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