Denver Broncos brick, mortar and scrap: Running backs
In part two of the brick, mortar, and scrap series, we take a look at the Denver Broncos running back position and who the team should keep for 2020.
We’re now two weeks removed from the regular season finale and while the off-season is young, roster evaluation will continue to make the Denver Broncos better in 2020.
In the next installment of “Brick, Mortar, and Scrap”, we’ll take look at the running back position and determine who should stay and who, quite frankly, should run away from the team.
What is there to say about Phillip Lindsay that already hasn’t been said? Since arriving at Dove Valley in the spring of 2018, the former CU Buff has done nothing but serve as the spark plug for the Broncos offense.
In his first two seasons as a pro, Lindsay has averaged 1,243 yards from scrimmage and 8 TDs. If that’s not impressive enough for you, he did all of that without coughing up the football ONCE.
Yes, despite having over 480 touches in his two years as a Bronco, he has yet to turn the ball over.
In a league where mistakes can snowball into losses, that stat shouldn’t be lost on anybody.
Lindsay has played so well that Elway himself has even hinted at giving the young back a new contract this off-season.
Whether you feel like Lindsay has already earned a new contract or not, it’s impossible to deny his effect on the offense.
Lindsay has quickly emerged as a leader on offense and his knowledge of the playbook is what sets him apart from his fellow backs. There have been multiple accounts of Lindsay getting after teammates for not being in the right position, on a given play.
Between his on-field play and off-field leadership, Phillip Lindsay is a slam dunk to return in 2020 and hopefully, for many years beyond that.
2020 Status: Brick