With Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno done for the year as the team prepares to face the Jets on Thursday night, the Broncos need starting tailback Willis McGahee to be ready to go.
As of right now, it’s unknown whether that McGahee will play.
He’s officially listed as questionable with a hamstring injury suffered on Sunday against the Chiefs. Based, however, on quotes from coach John Fox and McGahee, it sounds like McGahee may give it a go.
“He’s made a lot of progress,” Fox said Wednesday. “As I mentioned earlier in the week, he was actually cleared to play in the game in Kansas City a week ago. We were only going to do that in an emergency, so we’ll evaluate him day to day. We just follow the medical protocol, and do whatever the medical people think is in his best to have him healthy on game day which is tomorrow night.”
McGahee was slightly less equivocal.
“I always feel 100 [percent],” McGahee said. “I feel good. It’s football, you’re not going to be 100 percent every week, so I’m good. . . . It’s going to be good. I’m not going to worry about it, so I don’t think you should worry about it.”
That’s easier said than done, especially for anyone who has McGahee — or Lance Ball — on their fantasy rosters.
The Broncos host the Jets on Thursday night. Other than Moreno, McGahee is the only player on the team who is listed as questionable or worse for the game.