According to NFL.com, it appears that the Baltimore Ravens will more than likely be keeping running back Willis McGahee for the final year of his contract in 2010. McGahee offers a solid option as a backup and complement to starting RB Ray Rice and proved he can still get it done with 14 touchdowns in the 2009 season.
McGahee was among the league leaders in touchdowns despite having around a third of the touches of those league leaders. His 14 touchdowns tied for third in the league with the New York Jets' Thomas Jones. That was just behind the 16 TD's by both the Tennessee Titans' Chris Johnson and the Jacksonville Jaguars' Maurice Jones-Drew. The league leader was the Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson with 18 scoring runs.
However, McGahee scored his 14 touchdowns on 109 rushing attempts and 15 pass receptions, or 124 offensive touches. In comparison, among the touchdown leaders listed above, the minimum number of touches anyone had was 341 total touches.
Here are the rushing/receiving comparisons:
Rushing/Receptions Total Touches Touchdowns
Chris Johnson 358/50 408 16
Maurice Jones-Drew 312/53 365 16
Adrian Peterson 314/43 357 18
Thomas Jones 331/10 341 14
Willis McGahee 109/15 124 14