Knowshon Moreno Wants To Play For The Denver Broncos Again

Knowshon Moreno is healthy, and he has his sights set on returning to the NFL. Could the Broncos be an option?

Knowshon Moreno has the dubious honor of being the first draft choice of the Josh McDaniels era. The Denver Broncos selected him with the No. 12 pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. 

From 2009 through 2013, Moreno appeared in 60 games for the Broncos. He produced 4,869 total yards and 45 touchdowns over those five years, and played a pivotal role in the Broncos record-setting offensive explosion in 2013. A not-so-dubious distinction. 

Moreno tallied 1,586 total yards and 13 total scores in his final year with the Broncos. Although it was the only 1,000-yard rushing season of his career, Moreno averaged almost 1,000 yards from scrimmage during his time in Denver (973.8). 

Following Super Bowl XLVIII, Moreno hit unrestricted free agency, and ended up signing a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. He only appeared in three games for the Phish. He suffered a dislocated elbow early in the 2014 season, then later in the year, tore the ACL in his left knee. 

Because of the injury bug, Moreno has only made it through the full 16-game NFL season twice. He's earned a reputation for being injury prone, but he's a very talented runner, he's a great receiver out of the backfield, and he has heart like you can't believe. 

One of the Georgia Bulldogs all-time great running backs, Moreno spent 2015 out of football. But now, he has his sights set on making a return to the NFL. He recently told TMZ that he's got "a lot left in the tank, probably too much".

When asked where his preferred NFL landing spot might be, Moreno said he'd like to play in the Mile High City again. 

"Denver," he said. "Here in Denver its always a beauty. Wherever, really. It doesn't matter. I have a lot of ties here in Denver, also Miami. Any of those, or any other teams—it doesn't matter."

Moreno's roots might be in Denver, but if he wants to play for one of his former teams, Miami is likely his best hope. The Broncos just re-signed C.J. Anderson to a four-year extension, and brought Ronnie Hillman back on a one-year deal. 

Denver also drafted Devontae Booker in the fourth round, and have Juwan Thompson and Kapri Bibbs pushing the bottom of the depth chart. The running back stable is full. 

But in Miami he might have a shot. His offensive coordinator in 2013—Adam Gase—is now the Dolphins head coach and with the departure of Lamar Miller in free agency, they could use some help in that department. 

Moreno had a monster game in his debut with the Dolphins, rushing for 134 yards and a touchdown. At just 28 years old, he's still young. Here's to hoping he gets another shot at the NFL. 

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Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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