With a little nudge by the Denver Broncos, running back Phillip Lindsay is making the trip to the Pro Bowl.
A lot has been made about Phillip Lindsay and the 2019 Pro Bowl. The Denver Broncos will have another player represent them at the all-star game, but Lindsay will not be playing.
Lindsay will be attending the game. He will be working for the league as a “Social Media Correspondent”.
At the Pro Bowl, the league has player/former players mic’d up to interview the players who are participating in the game.
By the sounds of it, Lindsay will have access to the NFL’s social media pages and be able to give updates about the trip.
It is a great gesture by the league to allow Lindsay to attend the game, and likely be paid to do so. Lindsay won’t even have to pay for his trip, as the league will be paying for it themselves.
Players voted to the Pro Bowl still get credit on their résumé for the game even if they are unable to attend.
This is a factor when it comes down to what he did for the team he plays for and, if they are good enough over the course of their career, a chance to be named as a Pro Football Hall of Fame or team Ring of Fame candidate.
Lindsay became just the first undrafted offensive rookie to make the Pro Bowl in league history. He also broke the Denver Broncos team record for most rushing yards by an undrafted rookie.
I believe that Lindsay came very close to being named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year. He finished with 1,037 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.
If he had not been injured during the last week of the season, and ejected early during a game against the Baltimore Ravens, he very well could have had stats that would compare nicely to Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley.
Either way, Lindsay will make the trip to the Pro Bowl, which will take place in Orlando, Florida on January 27, 2019.