Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay was nominated for the VIZIO Top Performer Award.
The Denver Broncos got a huge boost from undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay during the 2018 season. He has been named as a nominee for an award given by VIZIO.
The award, called the “VIZIO Top Value Performer award” is given to the player “who outperformed their preseason expectations and provided the biggest boost to their team all year long.”
Lindsay was overlooked by every single NFL team. He was ultimately signed by the Broncos as an undrafted free agent and won the starting running back job in week 8 over Royce Freeman, who the Broncos drafted in 2018.
During the preseason, Lindsay finished with 13 rushing attempts for 70 rushing yards. He also caught four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown reception in three of the games.
It did not take long for Lindsay to show that he can make an impact. In his first NFL game, Lindsay rushed 15 times for 71 yards. He caught two passes for 31 yards and a receiving touchdown.
He had his first 100-yard rushing game in Week Two against the Oakland Raiders when he had 14 attempts for 107 yards.
On the season, Lindsay rushed 192 times for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. He averaged 5.4 rushing yards per attempt throughout the 2018 season.
Lindsay beat the odds of becoming an NFL player and exceeded all expectations (except his own).
I have often considered him as the life of the Denver Broncos’ offense. When you needed a big play, Lindsay was there most of the time.
Lindsay finished ninth in the entire league during the 2018 season and third in the AFC in rushing yards.
He was voted to the 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida but was injured and is unable to play in the game. However, the NFL has agreed to send him to the game as a Social Media Correspondent and will pay for his trip.
You can vote for Lindsay here.
Congratulations, Phillip Lindsay, on a magnificent rookie season. Many more great years yet to come!