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This year, McGahee’s production was expected to wane because of quarterback Peyton Manning. Through a quarter of the season, McGahee has continued to be a huge part of Denver’s offense. McGahee, who turns 31 this month, has 325 yards rushing and is averaging 4.7 yards a carry.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, McGahee’s nine 100-yard rushing games is tied with Houston's Arian Foster as the most in the NFL since the beginning of last season. In 2009-10, while with Baltimore, McGahee had just one 100-yard game. After averaging 29.7 yards per game in those last two years with the Ravens, McGahee is averaging 80.2 yards per game as a Bronco.
Running backs usually don’t improve late in their career, but that is exactly what McGahee is doing.
When the Denver Broncos signed Willis McGahee last season, he was expected to be a complementary back. McGahee then went on and ran for 1,199 yards last season.