CARSON, CA – NOVEMBER 18: Running back Phillip Lindsay #30 of the Denver Broncos runs the ball in for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center on November 18, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)There’s not one player, either rookie or veteran, who has shown more promise and impact on a team than Phillip Lindsay. We mentioned his value he has to a team. Lindsay is getting nationally recognized for surprising everyone with the toughness he has on inside runs and the decisiveness to be explosive. As part of being nationally recognized, Lindsay could take home hardware in the form of Offensive Rookie of the Year. Let’s take a look at his performance and stats where he ranks currently with the team.
- Phillip Lindsay is showing the fight to push piles despite a smaller frame. This is a tremendous testament to leg strength for Lindsay. Right now, Lindsay is holding steady to having the second highest average of rushing by a Broncos rookie. Everything fluctuates in a season, but he will have to finish with 5.22 yards per carry to finish second behind Portis’ 5.52 YPC. For what it’s worth, Lindsay is currently standing at 5.5 on the nose for yards per carry.
- Sutton is not the only rookie to potentially finish in the top five in a Denver Broncos category. Lindsay is 447 rushing yards away to finishing with the fifth-highest rookie rushing total in team history.
- Like 1,000+ receiving yards, accomplishing such a feat is impressive. For an undrafted rookie to do it is noteworthy and not dismissible. The 330 yards Lindsay needs on the ground will place him in the 1,000 yard club.
- Lindsay is showing the value as a returner, receiver, and especially a running back. The Denver Broncos undrafted rookie is close to securing himself in the top five in Broncos history of all-purpose yards. Lindsay must reach 450 all-purpose yards in order to do so.
- Since we will be asked, Lindsay will become the first rookie running back to lead the team in rushing since Knowshon Moreno. Moreno racked up 947 yards his first season with the Denver Broncos.