Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay made it onto this year’s Top 100 list, coming in as the 68th best player in the NFL.
Phillip Lindsay had an outstanding rookie campaign for the Denver Broncos. He eclipsed 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground in 2018. His efforts have gotten the attention of his peers.
On NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2019, Lindsay’s name was revealed at No. 68 on Thursday.
Lindsay was a game changer for the Denver Broncos as a rookie. Despite the team not winning very many games in 2018, NFL defenses always had to know that Lindsay was behind the quarterback. He was their biggest rushing threat.
Not only is it impressive to be noticed by other players as a top 100 player in the entire league; it is also impressive for Lindsay, as he has become the league’s first undrafted rookie to make the list.
Unfortunately, Lindsay missed some time during the 2018 season. He was ejected for “throwing a punch” (he was literally just trying to strip the ball from a defender) in a game against the Baltimore Ravens, and he missed the last week of the season with a wrist injury that eventually required surgery.
Lindsay also made the Pro Bowl as a rookie but, again, had to miss the game due to the wrist injury. However, the league was kind enough to give him a job at the game, which kept him busy even though he wasn’t able to play.
It will be interesting to see what type of role Lindsay will have in Denver’s new offense, run by offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello. I fully expect him to be even better than he was as a rookie, despite the possibility of splitting carries with fellow second-year player Royce Freeman.
Lindsay’s rookie season was special. Hopefully he can continue his awesome career with multiple 1,000-yard seasons.
Oh, and more touchdowns, too.