Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) is tackled by Washington Redskins safety Jordan Pugh (32) and cornerback Josh Wilson (26) during the second half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 45-21. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson is one of the most passionate players on the team. Maybe it’s because he was undrafted, or maybe it’s just the way he’s always been, but Anderson is the type of player who you love to root for.
A guy who was once an underdog, Anderson is now vying for a #2 running back spot with the Broncos and is ready to put his rookie season in the rear-view. The Broncos rotated a bunch of players into the #2 spot at OTAs and minicamp, Anderson being one of them, and he’s got a chance this year to make a significant impact on a team that felt so strongly about him a year ago that they kept him on the active roster despite suffering a pretty serious injury in the pre-season.
Anderson recently was interviewed by good friend Brandon Spano, one of the best in the business at talking Broncos, football, boxing, or just flat out sports in general. Spano asked Anderson some great questions, including one you’ll want to hear about his friendship with Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman. You can listen to the full interview here:
If Anderson can provide the Broncos a boost as a reserve back, the offense will be that much richer in talent. He will have some good competition this offseason with some undrafted players that again have some serious potential.
If he continues to work as hard as he talks about in the interview, I see no reason why he won’t see increased reps in 2014.