Miami Dolphins Has A New Running Back In Knowshon Moreno
The Denver Broncos 2010 first-round pick has go down to the Sunshine state.
He was the last major running back to sign with a team after Ben Tate, Rashad Jennings and Toby Gerhart all signed big deals this offseason.
Moreno had 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Broncos in 2013.
Now he’ll join a Dolphins team that has been busy adding warm bodies for a second straight offseason. Coming off a disappointing 7-9 season, Miami has also signed left tackle Branden Albert, safety Louis Delmas, cornerback Cortland Finnegan, nose tackle Earl Mitchell and guard Shelley Smith (and they franchised cornerback Brent Grimes).
Moreno had his best NFL season in 2013, rushing for 1,038 yards (4.3 YPC) with 10 TDs, as well as 548 receiving yards (60 receptions) and 3 TDs. He ranked sixth in Football Outsiders‘ running back efficiency metric, just behind Marshawn Lynch. Of course, some of that success had to do with playing in Peyton Manning‘s offense. The fact that there was little interest on the open market — and that the running back position is obsolescent — suggests that teams aren’t convinced he can replicate that production elsewhere.