Broncos 'won't know...for a while' about Javonte Williams' (knee) health

Denver Broncos general manager George Paton said Monday that the team "won't know that for a while" when asked if running back Javonte Williams (knee) will be available for the start of the 2023 season.

What It Means:

Williams suffered a complicated knee injury in Week 4 of the 2022 season, including tears in his ACL, LCL, and PCL. It would seem that Williams' status for Week 1 of the 2023 is currently up in the air, and that his recovery process may resemble the lengthy one Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins dealt with in recent seasons.

If Williams is unable to play by Week 1, free agent signing Samaje Perine could be queued up for a significant workload. The team, under guidance from new head coach Sean Payton, made signing Perine somewhat of a priority this offseason, inking the former Bengal to a two-year contract near the opening of free agency.