Things will certainly be a different this season now that running back CJ Anderson is no longer a Denver Bronco.
Fellow running back Devontae Booker's goal is to make sure that Anderson is not missed ... too much.
“You lose a good guy in C.J. (Anderson), that was that veteran guy in our group, now the roles change," Booker said. "Best of luck to him in Carolina, but at the end of the day it’s a business. We just have to come out here and do work.”
Booker is the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to competition in the Broncos backfield, but those two years under his NFL belt can only help so much, especially considering the changes in the offense.
“This is my third offense in three years already," Booker said. "I guess you could say it’s playing fast. For me during my rookie year, it was like I was running out there with my head chopped off and wandering around [not knowing] where I’m going. In a year or two since we had a new offense and everything, it just allows me to play fast and even now I see a lot more stuff than when I was a rookie.”
Booker would prefer to be the No. 1 back, but if the Broncos share carries again, like they have in the past, he said he wouldn't mind.
“I like it, to be honest," he said. "Running back by committee, if it happens like that, I’m all for it. Just as long as I can get out there and help my team contribute to win.”
And that's what matters most, winning. Booker like the rest of the Broncos are more than ready to put last years 5-11 season to forget behind them.