The Denver Broncos gave rookie running back Javonte Williams a career-high 17 carries during Sunday’s big win over the Dallas Cowboys. Williams took advantage of that increased workload by rushing for 100 yards in a single game for the first time in his NFL career.
After averaging 6.53 yards per carry and finishing the day with 111 yards on the ground, Williams has been nominated for the Rookie of the Week award on NFL.com (vote for him here).
Sunday might have been a breakout game for Williams, but it wasn’t a surprising performance to fans in Denver. Williams has looked extremely promising this season, forcing 35 missed tackles on run plays, according to Pro Football Focus.
That’s more forced missed tackles than 19 NFL teams have totaled this season.
Javonte Williams is a monster pic.twitter.com/6Iq4y2WAbj
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) November 8, 2021
This is nothing new for Williams, who led college football with 75 broken tackles last season. He’s tough to bring down!
Through nine games this season, Williams has rushed 95 times for 466 yards, averaging and impressive 4.9 yards per carry. The second-round pick out of North Carolina has certainly lived up to the hype thus far.