Nov 18 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee (23) during the first quarter of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Willis McGahee Interested In Joining the Chargers

Former Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee is looking for a new spot to take his skills. He isn’t ready to hang up the cleats and he has a few places that he would be interested in joining.

“I will keep playing. I don’t feel like I have to go out there and say what I have left. I know what I can do. I’m not worried about it. Once I get the opportunity, it will be all good,” McGahee told Josina Anderson of ESPN. “There are a lot of places I wouldn’t mind playing. You got Miami, Dallas, Green Bay, San Diego, Oakland. That’s not necessarily my order of preference, though. All of those teams I mentioned I would go to with no problems.”

Should the San Diego Chargers be interested in Willis McGahee? The Chargers have Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead and Ronnie Brown as their top backs. If Ryan were to go down with an injury, there is no real back that can take a ton of the carries. Brown and Woodhead are mostly considered 3rd down backs.

McGahee could be used as the main back if Mathews were to go down. He could also give Ryan a little bit of a push for the starting job. Ryan really hasn’t had much competition for the starting job and McGahee could be someone to compete.

Mike McCoy should be very familiar with McGahee. McGahee helped lead the Denver Broncos to the playoffs the last couple of seasons. He was productive as the starting back and helped lead the Broncos to the playoffs the last couple of seasons.

I am sure McGahee wouldn’t mind hooking up with McCoy again either. McGahee was coming off of the bench for Baltimore before McCoy got a hold of him. McCoy used him as the starter in Denver and resurrected his career.

Could McCoy and McGahee meet up again in San Diego?


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  • RussinSactown

    If Willis has enough gas in the tank then he’d be a great pickup. Ryan needs a push.

  • Cgoodness13

    With Taylor back and gilchrist flopping positions, why not if we can afford it?! And if we can sign a DT for depth also thy would be nice

    • Ernie Padaon

      I would love a nose tackle as well

  • NENS4212

    I think the concept of bringing in McGahee as an insurance policy for Mathews is BRILLIANT!! Its a win-win no matter how you look at it. Cut Ronnie Brown to make room. Tom Telesco can pull it off…wow!!

    • Ernie Padaon

      absolutely agree. makes a ton of sense.

  • Alter Ego

    Huh…Hell Yeah! Sorry Ronnie Brown – Willis has like 10 TDs and 2400 yards the last two years. We’re gonna need your playbook.

    • Nick in PB

      hahahaha… Good call Paul! I would take him over Ronnie (straight into the defender) Brown.

  • Jazper Strange

    Please please please give this man a job! I honestly wouldnt mind if he was named starter either, my faith in mathews=none

  • tubbs45

    Two word: Hell Yeah!

  • tubbs45

    He and LeRon in power back sets!!!! Line them up with the OLine and power that shit down their throats!!!!! Either him or Jacobs!! Bammmm!

    • Ernie Padaon

      Boom… That looks like my bowling ball

    • arnie

      now if that had some bolts on it….

  • Peter Thompson

    I’m gonna say no, but with a yessy aftertaste.

  • FitzWilly

    Put me down for NO :)
    Fozzy Shall Prevail :)

    • Ernie Padaon

      The fozz!

      • FitzWilly

        Our secret weapon
        The new “F-Bomb” :)

        • RussinSactown

          He has to make the team so we can use that name. He’d be my new favorite running back.

    • tubbs45

      Bam… Fozzy been here for year

      • FitzWilly

        Nice :)

    • Ernie Padaon

      I can’t help but laugh at every single one of your comments

      • FitzWilly

        Tx E-Dawg
        Back at ya Brother :)

      • FitzWilly

        sent you an e-mail for COW :)

  • Tom Spalsbury

    This isn’t a stable for old donkeys. But in this case I say YES !

  • C.Steele

    Hmmm, my initial inclination was yes. But, then I thought, he is coming off injury do we need an older running coming off a knee injury backing up our injury prone primary back. I don’t know that seems like a lot of risk to me. So, I guess in the end what it comes down to is the $$$$. How much more would we have to pay him then Ronni Brown?! If it’s comparable, I say go for it. A backfield of Matthews, Woodhead & Mcghee sounds good to me….. LOL! I think i just talked myself into while typing!! Caveat on the $$$$ #GoBolts!!

    • Ernie Padaon


  • geapetto, florentini

    If this move were to go down and the $$$ was right, I would say we are in serious contention for a wildcard spot in the afc! Brown is basically here to block for 17 on 3rd down. The wild cat is old news!!! #BoltUpHoesDown

  • Mike DeWitt

    No Thanks, McGahee is a “Me” 1st player, always has been. I’ll Pass.

    • Ernie Padaon

      Is he really? Didn’t know that about him

  • joerockt

    This would be a good addition to cover for Matthews when he goes down. Nobody capable to back him up as we saw last year. We need a running game otherwise Rivers gets pummeled again.

  • Sergio Quintero

    We all know Mathews is going to miss a game in the season, nobody behind him can be trusted to be a 20 carry back, until the chargers sign a veteran I’m fully convinced Michael Hill is making this team.

    If McGahee takes a cost reasonable contract why not, he’s a proven 20-25 carry back that will be fully motivated against the team to beat in the division.