Willis McGahee Believes He’s Still a Part of Denver’s Plans, Says He’s Got Five Years Left in Him
How confident are you that the Broncos believe in you to be their go-to running back?: “Every day you’ve got to reinvent yourself, they say. The older you get, the more of a step you lose, so regardless of the situation, I’m going to have to reinvent myself and go out there and show the world — not just the Broncos, but the world — that I can still play this game. I think that’s the mentality I have. I don’t think nobody’s going to tell me when I’m done playing. I’ll make that decision for myself.”
But do you still feel you’re a part of this team’s plans?: “I’m still a part of the team’s plans, but at the end of the day anything can happen. Regardless if I’m healthy or not, I can’t control that. That’s something that the team has to evaluate. I’ve been in the business a long time and I’ve seen how it goes, so it’s nothing new.”
Would it bother you if the Broncos went after a running back in the draft?: “No, it don’t matter to me, because, like I said, it’s a business. My position, running backs only last, they say, three or four years, so of course they’re going to bring somebody in. Whether it’s the first three rounds or the last three rounds or free agency, they’re going to bring a running back in. … At the end of the day, the position I play, you’re going to always have to fight for your spot.”
As a competitor and as a veteran, would we expect McGahee to say anything else?
And he's right about one thing: running backs just don't last very long.