Broncos News: C.J. Anderson Enters Camp As Starter


June 9, 2015; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) performs drills during mini camp activities at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

C.J. Anderson had quite a second half to the 2014 NFL season last year. Now his hard work has been taken into account for the 2015 season.

Gary Kubiak announced that C.J. Anderson will be entering training camp as the starting running back for the Denver Broncos. This comes as no surprise to me as C.J. Anderson has been working hard ever since he got his opportunity for extended playing time when Ronnie Hillman went down with an injury against the Oakland Raiders in Week 10 of last season.

C.J. Anderson has proven time and time again during the 2014 season that he could be the featured back of the future. With the exception of the St. Louis Rams game in Week 11, he has been a solid contributor to the offense. Last season he accumulated nearly 850 rushing yards in just eight games and amassed ten touchdowns total during the eight game stretch.

His surge in the second half awarded him a spot in the Pro Bowl following the 2014 season.

This is a running back that never gives up. C.J. Anderson continues to run through defenders and will not stop until at least 3-4 guys drag him down or he is in the end zone. Gary Kubiak has made the right call in announcing him as the starting running back going into training camp.

I have no doubt in my mind that C.J. Anderson will take this in stride and continue pushing to win the starting job going into the regular season matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. He will have a tough going trying to fend off Montee Ball for the starting running back spot, but rest assured that C.J. Anderson has earned this spot. He will not let it slip away from him. Look out for him to excel and have a stellar 2015 campaign.

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