Chase Edmonds excited for opportunity with Broncos

When running back Chase Edmonds signed a two-year, $12.1 million contract with the Miami Dolphins this offseason, he certainly didn’t expect to end up in Denver midway through the 2022 season.

The 26-year-old running back now finds himself with the Broncos, though, following a trade that sent outside linebacker Bradley Chubb to Miami.

“I’m just excited to be here,” Edmonds said Monday. “I’m grateful for the opportunity.”

Denver already has a crowded backfield that features Melvin Gordon and Latavius Murray. Marlon Mack also recently joined the team, and Mike Boone will return from injured reserve in a few weeks.

It’s unclear what kind of role Edmonds will have in the Broncos’ backfield, but his 1,017 receiving yards through 65 career games might provide a clue.

“I don’t know the whole, full landscape [of my role],” Edmonds said. “I think definitely in the passing game, probably get me outside the backfield, utilize me there, and just kind of go from there. Whatever role [I’m placed in], I’m going to accept to my full ability.”

Edmonds entered the league as a fourth-round pick out of Fordham with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. The 5-9, 205-pound running back is more of a complimentary piece than a workhorse.

Edmonds has played in offenses similar to the Broncos’, which should help him adjust quickly.

“Obviously, every offense has its own kinks and how you disguise certain things, but for me, it’s pretty similar in the sense that I’m not going to be having my head spinning on Sunday,” Edmonds said.

The sixth-year running back is expected to make his orange and blue debut against the Tennessee Titans in Week 10.

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