Jamaal Charles could be the biggest wild card in the 2017 AFC playoff hunt.
Charles, however, has played in just eight games the past two years due to knee injuries. He never looked like himself in three games last season before being shelved after just 12 carries.
Speaking with Troy Renck of KMGH-TV in Denver this week, Charles said he finally feels closer to full strength.
“I am doing everything. I have been cutting the last couple of days with the guys during the offseason workouts,” Charles told Renck. “I feel like the way I am cutting that I am back to the normal me, man. It feels good to be moving around again. I have been knowing this the whole offseason [that the knee was fine]. Nobody can take nothing away from me except God when my time is up. I am still 30 years old. I still have a lot of special stuff to do.”
Charles was limited to individual drills during offseason workouts with the Broncos this season. During training camp, he’ll battle to make the team and attempt to siphon snaps from Anderson and Devontae Booker.
After getting cut by the Kansas City Chiefs and landing with rival Denver, the NFL’s current all-time yards per carry leader among running backs is gunning to prove wrong those who believe he’s washed up.
“When people say you can’t do something, you want to prove them wrong. That’s always been on my mind since I signed with the Broncos,” Charles said. “… I like proving people wrong. It keeps the fire going, it keeps the spark going. I am excited about just getting back to where I was before.”