The Denver Broncos running back room has been moribund ever since Javonte Williams suffered a season-ending injury in Week 4. They’re hoping recent trade acquisition Chase Edmonds can help to remedy that.

The move is mutually beneficial too, as it gives Edmonds a fresh start, after he saw himself slowly get phased out of the Miami Dolphins’ offense.

“I’m just excited to be here,” Edmonds told the media during his introductory press conference. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to meet so many of these guys. I got to talk to the running backs, [RB] Melvin [Gordon III], [RB] Latavius [Murray], [RB] Mike [Boone], [RB] Marlon [Mack], all those guys. We’re kicking it off to a good [start]. So right now, for me, I’m just trying to run the offense, put my best foot forward and capitalize whatever role they have me in.”

Now, Chase Edmonds isn’t entirely sure what role that might be, but whatever it is, he feels up to the challenge.

“I don’t know the whole, full landscape,” Edmonds said of Denver’s offensive architecture. “I think definitely in the passing game, probably get me outside the backfield, utilize me there, and just kind of go from there. Whatever role [I’m placed in] I’m going to accept to my full ability.”

That sentiment should come as music to the ears of Broncos Country, as, out of desperation, they’ve been forced to tolerate minor tantrums from fledgling running back Melvin Gordon, who isn’t willing to accept ‘whatever role’ he’s placed in.

Chase Edmonds should hopefully be able to hit the ground running in whatever role he finds himself in, as he said the schematics between Denver’s offense and what he was doing in Miami are pretty similar.

“There is a basis of similarities, the outside zone scheme is predominantly,” Edmonds told the press. “The outside zone scheme, running, trying to stretch the defense laterally. A couple of the pass concepts are a little bit similar—we kind of do some things a little similar. Obviously, every offense has its own kinks and how you disguise certain things. But for me, it’s pretty similar in the sense that I’m not going to be having my head spinning on Sunday.”

Now, that quote might excite an optimist, because it means Edmonds will be helping the Broncos out sooner, rather than later. However, a pessimist might have heightened concerns, considering the fact that Edmonds averaged just 2.9 yards per carry in Miami — a healthy decline from the 4.5 yards per carry mark he experienced in Arizona.

That said, even the bad version of Chase Edmonds should prove to be an upgrade for the Denver Broncos.