After weeks of anticipation, running back Jamaal Charles has finally found a team. On Tuesday, Charles and the Denver Broncos agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.75 million.
It was a deal that started with mutual interest and really was just pending on a physical. And once Charles’ physical panned out, the deal was signed.
Excited to have Jamaal Charles join the Broncos. A great addition to our backfield, and we're thrilled we won't have to play against him!
— John Elway (@johnelway) May 2, 2017
The Broncos, who love to run the ball needed another back as they have C.J. Anderson coming off an injury and as for Charles, he loves their scheme and he’ll also get to face his old team twice a year.
Charles owns the highest yards-per-carry average in NFL history, but recurring knee injuries have kept him off the field for much of the last two seasons. He tore his right ACL in 2015 and appeared ready to return in 2016 before a meniscus operation in November ended his campaign after just 12 carries in three games.
This one-year deal is a win-win for both sides and Charles should be set for a great 2017-18 season.