Despite the fact the Broncos drafted Montee Ball this past April, Ronnie Hillman will be Denver’s starting running back heading into training camp, according to the Denver Post.
With defenses likely to deploy those smaller formations to slow the Broncos’ passing game, Hillman, above, and Ball should find some gaps to run through. Both, however, need to show decisiveness and not leave yardage on the table because of pitter-patter feet. Hillman will open camp as the starter and Ball, a high-profile rookie, will get a look as a third-down option and a rotation runner on early downs.
Whether Hillman or Ball is the Broncos’ starter, they’ll both get their fair share of carries this season.