Montrell Washington brings backyard football mentality to Broncos’ return game


Denver Broncos rookie Montrell Washington may be a fifth-round draft pick, but he is ready to make an instant impact. Fresh out of Samford, Washington made his name on the football field as a wide receiver. But he also did the damage as a return specialist, scoring four touchdowns in his college career. In this arena, Washington feels he’s ready to make an impact with the Broncos. Washington spoke on bringing a fearless, backyard football mentality to the return game during a media session on May 14. "I’m fearless," the rookie said. "I just think I’m fearless back there. Just catch it and go." When asked how he would describe returning, Washington compared it to the backyard football games he played in growing up.